Intervention(s)Comparison(s)Intervention favoured
DVTPEMB
Prophylaxis vs no prophylaxis
LMWHNilLMWHNot sigNot sig
Post discharge
LMWHNilLMWHNo eventNo event
Cost Effectiveness
No cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted for this group

The prophylaxis strategy which is significantly more effective in reducing DVT or PE; or resulting in significantly less major bleeding is stated in bold.

Not sig - not statistically significant difference; no events – nobody in the study had the outcome. MB = Major bleeding

From: 21, Lower limb plaster casts

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Venous Thromboembolism: Reducing the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism (Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism) in Patients Admitted to Hospital.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 92.
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