Background: Cancer patients have several risk factors that account for their higher incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared to the general population. Being a leading cause of death among ambulatory cancer patients, proper diagnostic approach for cancer patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for the evaluation of suspected VTE is essential. Optimized diagnostic approach for these patients is critical and can improve patient outcomes. Here, we investigated the extent to which cancer-related factors can be used as predictors of VTE in the ED.
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