Hospital intervention slashes heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
A simple, hospital-wide “avoid heparin” intervention dramatically cut the rate of suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia by 42%, that of positive ELISA screens for HIT by 63%, that of adjudicated HIT by 79%, and that of HIT with thrombosis by 91%, while also reducing the costs of HIT-related care by 83% at one large university hospital.
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