TableĀ 3

Summary of studies implementing paper based interventions

StudyOutcomes measuredResults
Liu (2012)Prophylaxis prescriptionProphylaxis prescription improved for medical (66.5% vs 52.7%) and surgical (89.1% vs 77.5%) patients (p<0.001)
Appropriate prophylaxisAppropriate VTE prophylaxis prescription significantly improved for medical (71.0% vs 55.6%) and surgical (75.6% vs 53.6%) patients (p<0.01)
VTENo significant change in VTE (risk ratio 0.88, 95% CI 0.48 to 1.62)
O'Connor (2009)Prophylaxis prescriptionPatients more likely to be prescribed VTE prophylaxis with order set than free text orders (44.0% vs 20.6%, p<0.0001).
Fontaine (2006)Prophylaxis prescriptionPrescription aids did not improve VTE prophylaxis prescription (OR 0.7, 95% CI 0.2 to 1.8, p=0.44)
Streiff (2012)Appropriate prophylaxis prescriptionAppropriate prophylaxis prescription significantly improved for surgical patients (26% to 68%, p<0.0001).
  • VTE, venous thromboembolism.