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Table 4 Reasons for non compliance of patients to the prescribed treatment

From: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients undergoing abdominal and pelvic cancer surgery: adherence and compliance to ACCP guidelines in DIONYS registry

  Statistics Abdominal Pelvic Abdominal + pelvic All
Analysis set N 435 390 96 921
Missing data Nmiss 3 0 0 3
Prophylactic treatment should be prescribed N 432 390 96 918
 Prohylactic treatment prescribed and correctly taken n (%) 101 (23.4) 122 (31.3) 30 (31.3) 253 (27.6)
 Not taken n (%) 4 (0.9) 5 (1.3) 1 (1.0) 10 (1.1)
  If no, reason
  Economic reason n (%) 2 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 0 3 (0.3)
  Definitive prophylaxis discontinuation for medical reason n (%) 0 2 (0.5) 0 2 (0.2)
  No pharmacy/No drug available at pharmacy n (%) 0 1 (0.3) 0 1 (0.1)
  Discomfort n (%) 1 (0.2) 0 0 1 (0.1)
  Omission n (%) 0 1 (0.3) 0 1 (0.1)
  Other n (%) 0 0 1 (1.0) 1 (0.1)
  Discomfort + Definitive prophylaxis discontinuation for medical reason n (%) 1 (0.2) 0 0 1 (0.1)
  No or partial re-imbursement by Health system n (%) 0 0 0 0
  Self-injection not possible n (%) 0 0 0 0
  No-one to perform the injection n (%) 0 0 0 0
  Missing Nmiss 0 0 0 0
 Prophylactic treatment not prescribed and not taken n (%) 327 (75.7) 262 (67.2) 65 (67.7) 654 (71.2)
 Unknown n (%) 0 1 (0.3) 0 1 (0.1)