Development sources

Evidence sources

The documents below contain clinical guideline recommendations or other recommendations that were used by the TEG to develop the quality standard statements and measures.

Venous thromboembolism – reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital. NICE clinical guideline 92 (2010; NHS Evidence accredited)

Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) within in-patients undergoing surgery. NICE clinical guideline 46 (2007).

NICE clinical guideline 46 focuses on the management of surgical patients and is both incorporated into and partially updated by NICE clinical guideline 92. The timelines for development of this quality standard were adjusted due to changes in the development schedule of clinical guideline 92.

Department of Health (updated March 2010 to comply with NICE clinical guideline 92) Risk assessment for venous thromboembolism.

Policy context

It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:

Department of Health (2009) Venous thromboembolism prevention: a patient safety priority.