Letter to the Editor: Venous thromboembolism

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online July 27, 2012; DOI: 10.3171/2011.2.JNS1151.

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    Graph showing the rate of compliance in using pharmacological DVT prophylaxis in neurosurgery patients. The rate was calculated at 24 and 48 hours postsurgery. The implementation of order set started in February 2007.


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