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Outpatient Treatment of DVT: Pharmacists Can Help

KEY POINT

The availability of low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) is permitting treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient setting, and pharmacists are in a prime position to manage such therapy.

SOURCES

Tillman DJ et al. Effectiveness and economic impact associated with a program for outpatient management of acute deep vein thrombosis in a group model health maintenance organization. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160:2926–32.

Blatter W et al. Practicability and quality of outpatient management of acute deep vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg. 2000;32:855–60.