Gender differences in the administration of prophylaxis to prevent deep venous thrombosis.


Journal Article

We investigated gender differences in the prescription of prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in 2,619 patients who developed acute DVT while being hospitalized for reasons other than DVT or were diagnosed with acute DVT as outpatients but who had been hospitalized within 30 days prior to DVT diagnosis. Men were 21% more likely than women to receive prophylaxis (OR 1.21, 95% CI 1.03-1.43; p=0.021) after adjusting for DVT risk factors, including surgery, trauma, prior DVT, age, and cancer.

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Cited Authors

  • Kucher, N; Tapson, VF; Quiroz, R; Mir, SS; Morrison, RB; McKenzie, D; Goldhaber, SZ; DVT FREE Steering Committee,

Published Date

  • February 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 284 - 288

PubMed ID

  • 15711744

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15711744

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2567-689X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0340-6245

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1160/th04-08-0513


  • eng