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Patient reported receipt of medication instructions for warfarin is associated with reduced risk of serious bleeding events.

Metlay JP, Hennessy S, Localio R, et al. Patient reported receipt of medication instructions for warfarin is associated with reduced risk of serious bleeding events. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23(10):1589-94. doi:10.1007/s11606-008-0708-8.

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October 1, 2008
Metlay JP, Hennessy S, Localio R, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23(10):1589-94.

Patients who received specific instructions (from physicians, nurses, or pharmacists) when prescribed the anticoagulant warfarin experienced fewer hospitalizations due to bleeding complications. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a patient information guide for warfarin therapy.

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Metlay JP, Hennessy S, Localio R, et al. Patient reported receipt of medication instructions for warfarin is associated with reduced risk of serious bleeding events. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23(10):1589-94. doi:10.1007/s11606-008-0708-8.