Care Home – press release

When the Department of Health VTE risk assessment tool for hospitalised patients was applied to baseline data, 58.7% of participants were classed as high risk. There were 991 events: 246 deaths, 574 hospital admissions, and 171 GP consults involving symptoms suggestive of VTE.

These figures are (rightly) a concern. We recently wrote to all major Care Home operators and trade press to highlight the real threat that Deep Vein Thrombosis presents in the care sector.