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For patients admitted to hospital, the most common cause of preventable death is venous thromboembolism. Researchers found that 36% of high-risk patients were not receiving prophylactic anticoagulation. In the image, a patient on a hospital bed

Many patient in hospital are at high risk of venous thromboembolism and should be put on anticoagulants, yet researcers found many patients were not given prophylactic treatment

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