Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Venous Thromboembolism Electronic Order Sets Measured by Health Outcomes
In this retrospective causal comparative study, we analyzed 5 years of electronic medical records (EMR) data at two large teaching hospitals to determine effectiveness of evidence-based VTE prophylaxis physician order entry systems (CPOE) order sets, measured by acute VTE diagnosis, length of stay (LOS), and comorbidities outcomes. Results indicate lower VTE rate among non-surgical patients, while surgical patients did not benefit. Placing VTE orders via sets was not effective in influencing LOS and comorbidities outcomes. The study highlights the role of medical informatics in improving patient outcomes through reduction of variability in patient care practice.
This work was approved by Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA, under IRB protocol #5038. No financial support was provided for this research. There are no conflicts of interest to report.
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