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DVT tests 'will save many lives'

All patients admitted to hospital should be assessed for dangerous blood clots, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice). It says new guidelines on deep vein thrombosis covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, could save thousands of lives.

Professor Tom Treasure, chairman of the Nice guideline development group, discusses the recommendations.


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