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Pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service improves care coordination
Date:8/10/2011

DETROIT A pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service improves the coordination of care from the hospital to an outpatient clinic for patients treated with the anticoagulant drug warfarin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

The study, published online today in the July/August issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that the transition of care directed by the anticoagulation service was seamless in more than 70 percent of patients treated and risk of bleeding and thrombosis declined by nearly 5 percent compared to patients not treated by the anticoagulation service. The study is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291553-5606

"Our pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service has shown to improve the quality of care for patients taking warfarin in the hospital and transitioning to an outpatient setting," says James Kalus, PharmD, senior clinical pharmacy manager at Henry Ford and senior author of the study.

"The advantage of this service is that it improved the patient transition, enhanced communication between inpatient and outpatient clinicians and ensured that patients made it to their outpatient follow-up appointment after being discharged from the hospital."

Warfarin, used to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood or blood vessels, is prescribed for certain heart-related conditions. It is linked to an estimated 30 percent of anticoagulant-related medication errors.

Henry Ford sought to evaluate the impact of the anticoagulation service for managing the care and safety of patients receiving warfarin during hospitalization and after discharge to an outpatient anticoagulation clinic. Researchers followed 500 patients hospitalized in two Internal Medicine units and two cardiology units.

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Contact: David Olejarz
dolejar1@hfhs.org
313-874-4094
Henry Ford Health System
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