Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Improving the Compliance to the Use of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Medical Services Department Hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Yasser Alotaibi1, Maha Bassim2, Noura Alnowaiser3, Mohamed Nassif4, Amal Al-Gosi5 and Mostafa Kofi5*

1Family Physician, Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Medical Services General Directorate, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Consultant and Senior Trainer in Family Medicine, Medical Doctorate degree in Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at PSMMC, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department, Director SMO At Health Services General Directorate, Ministry of Defense, Senior Consultant Family Medicine, Member of Executive Committee for Saudi Center of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), Member of Board of Directors for Saudi Patient Safety Center, International JCI Consultant, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4Physician with Master Degree in Healthcare Quality, Public Health, Ain Shams University, Egypt and Master Degree in Business Administration, Edinburgh School of Business, Heriot Watt University, Scotland and NAHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality CPHQ, NPSF/IHI Certified Professional in-patient Safety CPPS and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Currently Working as Healthcare Quality Expert in Health Services Directorate of Ministry of Defense in Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5Consultant, Family and Community Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Mostafa Kofi Consultant, Family and Community Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Received: October 18, 2021; Published: November 17, 2021


Introduction: VTE is a common preventable complication for hospital bed stay and responsible for a huge loss in costs and deaths. Despite the MDS required target of 95% for compliance to the implementation of VTE thrombo-prophylaxis; unfortunately; the current status is not the case.

Methods: The Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) model of health care improvement was used. Pre-post implementation of VTE prophylaxis program was implemented in 2020 compared to 2017 at Medical Services Department (MSD) hospitals comparison of KPI before and after was analyzed using descriptive and analytic statistics.

Results: The average compliance for VTE prophylaxis in 21 MSD hospitals was 80% in the second quarter 2017 with 5 hospitals performing below 80% two of them performed below 40%. Also, Increase the compliance to the VTE prophylaxis in MSD Hospitals, to reach the target 95% within 12 months. Study of different interventions strategies effectiveness used by the hospitals for improving the use of VTE prophylaxis; led to improve compliance with CIBHI standard.

Conclusion: The quality improvement project for 5 MSD hospitals, showed a statistically significant difference for improvement after implementing VTE prophylaxis improvement program from 70% to 99% during the project study duration.

For the desired outcomes, the intervention strategies have to be strong and multilayered such as, implementing VTE prophylaxis policy, Leadership involvement, linking VTE prophylaxis compliance to the annual physician evaluation, frequent auditing, personal feedback, training and education

Keywords: VTE; Health Care Research; Quality Improvement


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Citation: Mostafa Kofi., et al. “Improving the Compliance to the Use of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Medical Services Department Hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.12 (2021): 104-111.


Copyright: © 2021 Mostafa Kofi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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