Standard of care and guidelines in prevention and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism: medico-legal implications

Submitted: May 21, 2015
Accepted: May 9, 2016
Published: June 22, 2016
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Concerning recent Italian laws and jurisprudential statements, guidelines application involves several difficulties in clinical practice, regarding prevention, diagnosis and therapy of venous thromboembolism. International scientific community systematically developed statements about this disease in order to optimize the available resources in prophylaxis, diagnosis and therapy. Incongruous prevention, missed or delayed diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment of this disease can frequently give rise to medico-legal litigation.

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Marzia Vassalini, University of Brescia
Department of Specialty Medical and Surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, Section of Public Health and Human Sciences, Forensic Medicine Unit
Andrea Verzeletti, University of Brescia
Department of Specialty Medical and Surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, Section of Public Health and Human Sciences, Forensic Medicine Unit
Francesco De Ferrari, University of Brescia
Department of Specialty Medical and Surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, Section of Public Health and Human Sciences, Forensic Medicine Unit

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Vassalini, Marzia, Andrea Verzeletti, and Francesco De Ferrari. 2016. “Standard of Care and Guidelines in Prevention and Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism: Medico-Legal Implications”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 84 (1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2015.25.