Risk of thrombosis

Risk scores

Medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings and risk of thrombosis

What scales (scores) are there to help calculate a patient's individual risk of thrombosis?

In contrast to assessing the risk of decubitus, there are hardly any risk scores available for assessing the risk of thrombosis. The best known is a risk score from Dr Caprini in the US. This has been translated and published in Germany in a slightly modified form by Kümpel, Schweiz and Frowein.

The common factor shared by all these risk scores is that they are not evidence-based, so they do not have any scientifically proven informative value.

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