VTE-5 VTE Discharge Instructions
This measure assesses the number of patients diagnosed with confirmed VTE that are discharged to home, home care, court/law enforcement or home on hospice care on warfarin with written discharge instructions that address all four criteria: compliance issues, dietary advice, follow-up monitoring, and information about the potential for adverse drug reactions/ interactions.
Measure StewardThe Joint Commission
Patients with documentation that they or their caregivers were given written discharge instructions or other educational material about warfarin that addressed all of the following:
1. compliance issues
2. dietary advice
3. follow-up monitoring
4. potential for adverse drug reactions and interactions
Patients with confirmed VTE discharged to home or court/law enforcement on warfarin therapy.