In this large database analysis of the utilization of VTE prophylaxis after gynecologic surgery, use of any type of prophylaxis was only 68% in 2010. Several factors were associated with higher rates of prophylaxis, including higher volume centers/surgeons. Use of VTE prophylaxis is markedly underutilized in gynecologic surgical patients (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.