In view of the falling lengths of acute hospital stays and the increasing cost restrictions in healthcare provision, the importance of ambulant thrombosis prophylaxis is likely to increase. Oral prophylaxis constitutes an important part of prophylaxis care provision. Adherence programs based on causes of NA are likely to become a source of support for patients, increasing the degree of adherence.
The authors thank Dallas Reese for her intensive work on the manuscript. Furthermore, they thank three anonymous reviewers for their detailed advice that helped to improve the quality of the paper significantly.
Financial & competing interests disclosure
The original study by Wilke et al.  was financed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH Germany. The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.
No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.
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