Evid Based Nurs 4:20 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.1.20
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Review: graduated compression stockings prevent deep venous thrombosis in patients who are in hospital

Graduated compression stockings for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis in hospital patients*

Comparison Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Stockings v no other prophylaxis 12.3% v 26.5% 57% (35 to 71) 8 (5 to 14)
Stockings plus prophylaxis v prophylaxis alone 4.9% v 14.7% 71% (53 to 82) 11 (8 to 16)

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