“The Institute of Medicine has classified the failure to provide appropriate screening and preventive treatment to hospitalized, at-risk patients as a medical error.” 
Between 300,000-600,000 people suffer from DVT/PE each year. Up to 100,000 people die as a result.
For 1 out of every 4 people who develop a pulmonary embolism, the first and only sign is sudden death.
1 in 3 people with a history of DVT have another DVT within 10 years. 
In a study of 48 hospitalized patients all receiving medications to prevent blood clots, less than half of them had heard of deep vein thrombosis. 
It is estimated that 30% of people who have a DVT go on to develop a potentially fatal PE. 
In a study of 230 women who had just had C-sections, 106 had heard of DVT. That’s less than half. Of the 106, only 24 of them (22%) knew a C-section increased their risk for DVT.
DVT/PE is also the most common cause of pregnancy-related death. 
Everyone forgets deep vein thromboses can occur in your arms or pelvis too, not just your legs!