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Building a CAT Clinic - real-world systems approaches to prevention and treatment

      Highlights

      • Cancer associated thrombosis is a common complication among patients with active malignancy.
      • Cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) clinics can improve patient outcomes by targeting patients at high risk of VTE.
      • CAT clinics can provide standardized outpatient care for acute VTE management in the majority of ambulatory cancer patients.
      • CAT clinics can provide education to patients and can aid in implementing current guideline recommendations for primary VTE prophylaxis

      Abstract

      Cancer patients have an increased risk of developing venous thrombosis. The implementation of a cancer associated thrombosis clinic can be instrumental for the prevention, early recognition, and management of venous thromboembolism in this vulnerable population. Cancer thrombosis clinics rely on a multidisciplinary approach to care and require standardization along with a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. Cancer thrombosis clinics have the potential to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare expenditure. Herein, we describe a successful model of a cancer thrombosis clinic and highlight the potential impact on clinical outcomes.

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