Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is an important clinical problem, particularly in surgical patients; PE is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. This goal of the proposed research is to: (1) identify how hospitals can use a novel, VTE prophylaxis process-of-care quality measure to identify actionable targets for improvement; and (2) evaluate how hospitals adapt the quality improvement resource, “Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement” (VTE QI Guide) to their specific local environment to improve quality improvement targets for VTE prophylaxis. Lessons learned from evaluation of how diverse hospitals differentially adapt and use the VTE QI Guide will culminate in the creation of “Tailored Adaptations of the AHRQ VTE QI Guide,” a companion to the VTE QI Guide which will help diverse types of hospitals prospectively make adaptations to the VTE QI Guide to address their failures of VTE prophylaxis and reduce the number of patients who suffer as a result of this complication.
|Effective start/end date||2/1/19 → 1/31/24|
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (5K08HL145139-02)