• Rationale and Comments

    Given the clinical benefits and lack of evidence indicating harmful effects of ambulation and activity, both are recommended following achievement of anticoagulation goals unless there are overriding medical indications. Patients can be harmed by prolonged bed rest that is not medically necessary.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Physical Therapy Association


    • Systematic review


    • Hematologic


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