Hospital Patient Risk Versus Awareness

Hospitalization is a major risk factor for DVT/PE, with a 10-fold increased risk among hospitalized patients with acute medical illness.  Despite these risks, the results of this survey demonstrate that DVT/PE awareness among hospitalized patients is low:  Just 28% of patients surveyed say they are aware of a condition called DVT, when that term is used, and just 15% are aware of a condition called PE, when that term is used.  Conversely, most hospitalized patients (83%) say they know what a blood clot is, and virtually all of them (99%) recognize that blood clots can be life threatening.  However, almost half (46%) of all respondents say their doctor did not provide information about blood clot risks related to hospitalization.

Hospital Patient Risk Awareness

NBCA Hospital Patient DVT/PE Awareness Study – Read More…
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Survey Methodology – Read More…

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The NBCA DVT/PE Awareness Survey was made possible by a grant from Ortho-McNeil™, a Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.