Attention Outpatient Surgery Patients

Outpatient surgeries are becoming more common in Pennsylvania and around the country. While there are many potential advantages to outpatient surgeries, there are also some concerns. One of those concerns
was highlighted in a recent University of Michigan study.

The study found that while hospital patients were often warned about the dangers of venous thromboembolisms, people treated at outpatient facilities did not receive warnings as often. Previous studies have found that fewer than 50% of outpatient facilities have guidelines for venous thromboembolism prevention and that not all of the facilities that do have guidelines adhere to them.

Have you had outpatient surgery in Pennsylvania? Has your risk of having a venous thromboembolism been assessed? Please leave a comment and let us know.