VTE Risk Assessment Guide
Select VTE risk factors
Select the relevant risk factors to create an individual’s specific risk profile for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Each of the factors is rated as a major or an intermediate risk based on expert consensus and epidemiological data.
The risk assessment guide is based on scientific evidence. It is not intended as medical advice nor to substitute for a physician's consultation.
The aetiology of VTE is often multifactorial. The presence of multiple risk factors increases the probability of developing VTE. Clinicians should consider an individual's risk profile in its entirely when contemplating thromboprophylactic therapy.
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