Public Health | Information Framing & Manipulation
Europe | UK
There are many risks attached to patient hospitalisation which patients are often not aware of. One area of example is the increased risk of developing a Venous Thromboembolism. Even younger patients hospitalised for a one-off acute presentation are still at risk. This information is however, not widely communicated to patients. Healthcare professionals often miss the chance to communicate the risks to patients as they are focused on the primary cause of hospitalisation and gaining consent for procedures and medications.