VTE-2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) VTE Prophylaxis

This measure assesses the number of patients who received VTE prophylaxis or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given the day of or the day after the initial admission (or transfer) to the ICU or surgery end date for surgeries that start the day of or the day after ICU admission (or transfer). 

 

Measure Steward

The Joint Commission

 

Measure Numerator

Patients who received VTE prophylaxis or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given:
• the day of or the day after ICU admission (or transfer)
• the day of or the day after surgery end date for surgeries that start the day of or the day after ICU admission (or transfer)

 

Measure Denominator

Patients directly admitted or transferred to ICU.