Quality standard

Update information

Update information

August 2021: This quality standard updates and replaces the quality standards on venous thromboembolism in adults: reducing the risk in hospital (published June 2010), and venous thromboembolism in adults: diagnosis and management (published March 2013). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards. The review identified:

Statements are marked as:

  • [new 2021] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement

  • [2010 or 2013, updated 2021] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2010 or 2013 quality standard and has been updated.

The statement numbered 5 in the 2010 version has been updated and is included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2010, updated 2021].

Statements numbered 2 and 8 in the 2013 version have been updated and are included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2013, updated 2021].

The 2010 quality standard on venous thromboembolism in adults: reducing the risk in hospital and the 2013 quality standard for venous thromboembolism in adults: diagnosis and management are available as PDFs.