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This research programme found that extended anticoagulation therapy reduces recurrence of venous thromboembolism and is strongly preferred by patients, and identified barriers to implementation of thromboprophylaxis for hospital acquired thrombosis.

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David Fitzmaurice 1,*, Kate Fletcher 2, Sheila Greenfield 2, Sue Jowett 2, Alison Ward 3, Carl Heneghan 3, Eve Knight 4, Chris Gardiner 5, Andrea Roalfe 2, Yongzhong Sun 2, Pollyanna Hardy 2, Deborah McCahon 6, Gail Heritage 2, Helen Shackleford 2, FD Richard Hobbs 3

1 Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
2 Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
3 Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
4 Anticoagulation UK, Bromley, UK
5 Haemostasis Research Unit, Department of Haematology, University College London, London, UK
6 Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
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