How UTSW Handles Blood Clot Prevention – Patients with Blood Clots Who Got the Recommended Treatment, Which Includes Using Two Different Blood Thinner Medicines at the Same Time
Why Is This Important?
Patients who develop blood clots should receive recommended treatment for blood clots. The recommended treatment for most patients is to receive a fast-acting medication (heparin) and a long-acting medication (warfarin) for the first few days of treatment.
UT Southwestern monitors the percentage of patients who appropriately got both drugs for the treatment of blood clots.
Patients with Blood Clots Who Got the Recommended Treatment
What Does This Graph Show?
This graph shows the percentage of patients at UTSW who were treated by the recommended guidelines compared to Texas and U.S. averages. For this measure, a higher percentage is better.