Gaps in the practice of evidence-based prophylaxis reported among three patient groups at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism demonstrate the need for expanded use of technologies that would promote physician education and patient safety in hospitals

Alan Brownstein, MPH1, Gregory A. Maynard, MD, MSc2, Richard J. Friedman, MD, FRCSC3, Elizabeth Varga, MS, CGC4, Lisa Fullam5 and Jack Ansell, MD6
(1)National Blood Clot Alliance, Tarrytown, NY, (2)Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, San Diego, CA, (3)Charleston Orthopaedic Associates, Charleston, SC, (4)Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, (5)Lisa Fullam & Associates, Scottsdale, AZ, (6)Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY