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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Yang AD, Hewitt DB, Blay E
Multi-institution evaluation of adherence to comprehensive postoperative VTE chemoprophylaxis.
The aims of this study were to: (1) measure the rate of failure to provide defect-free postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemoprophylaxis, (2) identify reasons for failure to provide defect-free VTE chemoprophylaxis, and (3) examine patient- and hospital-level factors associated with failure. The investigators concluded that in contrast to SCIP-VTE-2, their novel quality measure unmasked VTE chemoprophylaxis failures in 18% of colectomies. They found that most failures were due to patient refusals or ordering errors.
Citation: Yang AD, Hewitt DB, Blay E . Multi-institution evaluation of adherence to comprehensive postoperative VTE chemoprophylaxis. Ann Surg 2020 Jun;271(6):1072-79. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000003124..
Keywords: Patient Adherence/Compliance, Guidelines, Blood Clots, Blood Thinners, Medication, Medication: Safety, Patient Safety, Adverse Events
Checchi KD, Huybrechts KF, Avorn J
Electronic medication packaging devices and medication adherence: a systematic review.
The authors conducted a systematic review of studies testing the effectiveness of electronic medication packaging (EMP) devices. From the 37 studies included in the review, they determined that although many varieties of EMP devices exist, data supporting their use are limited, with variability in the quality of studies testing EMP devices.
Citation: Checchi KD, Huybrechts KF, Avorn J . Electronic medication packaging devices and medication adherence: a systematic review. JAMA. 2014 Sep 24;312(12):1237-47. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.10059..
Keywords: Medication, Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient Safety, Patient Adherence/Compliance