Penn Researchers Find Communication is Key to Reducing Adverse Events in Warfarin Use

OCTOBER 27, 2008

Joshua Metlay, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, was the lead author on an article, recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, in which Penn researchers found that patients who received proper instructions on how to take the blood thinning drug warfarin were at less risk of bleeding complications. It was also noted that patients who see only one physician and fill their warfarin prescription at a single pharmacy were 60 percent less likely to experience serious bleeding events. Coverage of the story can be found on the United Press International (UPI) website, the Washington Post, and US News and World Report.

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