Written and Verbal Instructions on Coumadin Reduce Injuries
Patients who received written information or written information plus verbal instructions were less likely to suffer bleeding events than those who received no instructions beyond those printed on the prescription bottle.
Again, we see that communications by doctors and pharmacists are not adequate. If communications improved, we could reduce the number of bleeding events and have earlier recognition of medication side effects. Unfortunately, poor communication often leads to patient injuries due to medical malpractice.
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