Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 157
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Dabigatran etexilate, within its marketing authorisation, is recommended as an option for the primary prevention of venous thromboembolic events in adults who have undergone elective total hip replacement surgery or elective total knee replacement surgery.
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Dabigatran Etexilate for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery in Adults.
Issue Date: September 2008
Review Date: June 2011