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The surgeon general issues a call to action to prevent pulmonary embolism and DVTDec 10, 2008 14:23 EST
The U.S. Surgeon General has just issued a 42-page Call To Action To Prevent Pulmonary Embolism and DVT. He cites the latest epidemiologic studies, risk factors, and cost of PE/ DVT to our society. He proposes strategies to improve our preventive efforts. This blog provides links to the Surgeon General’s DVT Workshop, with PowerPoint slides available to you from 21 lectures used in preparing the Call To Action.
Will the Surgeon General’s Call To Action improve the well being of your patients? Will it increase patient safety? Will it serve as a successful jumping off point to improve preventive strategies? Please post your comments and thoughts.