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BC Hospitalist Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Collaborative

Fraser Health

Site leaders:

  • Dr. Michael Morris(Nanaimo)
  • Dr. Clement Fung(Burnaby)
  • Dr. Sylvia Henderson(Delta)
  • Dr. Mark Gulka
    (Langley)
  • Dr. James Zacharias
    (Ridge Meadows)
  • Dr. Peter Chee
    (Richmond)
  • Dr. George MacCharles(Surrey)
  • Dr. Tyler Cheek
    (Victoria)
  • Dr. Rod Tukker
    (Vancouver General)
  • Dr. John Lea
    (Lion’s Gate Hospital)
  • Dr. Steve Ligertwood(Royal Columbian Hospital)

Project Leadership Team:

  • Dr. Steve Ligertwood
  • Dr. David Wilton(Medical Director, Vancouver General Hospital Hospitalist Program)
  • Dr. Rod Tukker(Hospitalist, Vancouver General Hospital)

Contact: Dr. Steve Ligertwood, Regional Department Head – Fraser Health Authority Hospitalist Program, Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health Authority, Steve.Ligertwood@fraserhealth.ca

Description: The BC Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Collaborative is a mentored quality improvement implementation project designed to optimize VTE prevention for Hospitalist patients across BC. The combined provincial percentage of appropriate prophylaxis has increased from 58% to 93%, according to the program’s audit strategy.

Nominated by: Dr. John Ridley, Hospitalist, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority