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 Steward

The Joint Commission


Measure Numerator

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 


Measure Denominator

Patients with confirmed VTE discharged to home or court/law enforcement on warfarin therapy.