balancing risks and benefits with VTE prophylaxis in noncritical medical inpatients

You'll see more emphasis on balancing the risks and benefits of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in noncritical medical inpatients.

VTE prophylaxis is the most common use of heparins for inpatients. But the benefits are less clear for medical than surgical patients.

In medical patients, VTE prophylaxis can lead to fewer asymptomatic DVTs...but this doesn't necessarily translate into better outcomes.

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