Venous thromboembolism

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:697217
Registration status:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018
Definition:

The blocking of a blood vessel by a clot that has broken away from its site of origin. It includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 2015. Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital. CG 92. London: NICE. Viewed 15 May 2018, https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/cg92.

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Clinical care standard indicators: venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018

Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard indicators: Proportion of patients admitted to hospital assessed for venous thromboembolism risk within 24 hours of admission Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018

Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard indicators: Proportion of patients prescribed appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018

Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard indicators: Proportion of patients separated from hospital on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with a care plan documenting prescribed medicine(s), dose, and duration of treatment Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018