Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

Because hospital patients often have to stay in bed for long periods of time, any patient who is admitted to the hospital is at increased risk of developing a blood clot in the veins (known as venous thromboembolism). Blood clots can break off and travel to other parts of the body and cause serious problems, even death. Fortunately, there are safe, effective, and proven methods to prevent blood clots or to treat them when they occur.

The measures listed below show how well Bronson Methodist Hospital is providing recommended care known to prevent or treat blood clots and how often blood clots occur that could have been prevented.

Blood Clot Prevention

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4/1/2013 to 3/31/2014

Bronson
Methodist
Hospital
National
Average

Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery 

Higher percentages are better

85%² 88%

Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) 

Higher percentages are better

80%² 94%

Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it 
Lower percentages are better

11%² 8%

Blood Clot Treatment

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4/1/2013 to 3/31/2014

Bronson
Methodist
Hospital 
National
Average

Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time

Higher percentages are better

93%² 94%

Patients with blood clots who were treated with an intravenous blood thinner, and then were checked to determine if the blood thinner was putting the patient at an increased risk of bleeding

Higher percentages are better

84%² 98%

Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine

Higher percentages are better
91%² 82%

²Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on January 22, 2015

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