Blood clots developed on wards 'kill hundreds,' say AMs
10 October 2012 Last updated at 08:34 BST
Hundreds of lives could be saved by preventing blood clots developed in hospital if clinicians followed guidelines, according to a committee of assembly members.
In 2010 around 900 deaths were due to or associated with clots, more people than died that year from MRSA, breast cancer and AIDS combined.
A list of recommendations has now been put forward to the Welsh government to establish a standard procedure to reduce cases.
Dr Simon Noble, medical director for thrombosis charity Lifeblood, told Gareth Lewis of BBC Radio Wales he was encouraged by the AMs' recommendations.