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Preventing Blood Clots in C-Sections

Experts agree that women who have a C-section should be given medication or have compression devices placed on their legs prior to the C-section to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside the body. 

Hospitals report on their rate of implementing DVT prevention protocols.


Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 or 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults