Conquering Diseases

Study To Improve Care For People Recently Prescribed Blood Thinners By Their Medical Providers

Description

Seeking men and women who are about to start a taking a pill to help thin their blood (called an anticoagulant) for a study of whether adding a clinical pharmacist to the study team improves care.

Overview

To improve safety for people who are being started on medication called anticoagulants to thin their blood to treat conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), we are studying whether adding a pharmacist to the care team improves care. All participants will receive high quality educational materials about their blood clot and blood thinner. Some participants will also receive 1-on-1 help from a pharmacist during the first three months of the study.

What we're hoping for

Evaluate if adding a pharmacist to the provider team improves care for people starting and oral medication known as anticoagulants to thin their blood.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04068727

 Principal Investigator

Alok  Kapoor, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Kathryn  Anzuoni

Kathryn.Anzuoni@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMHC Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605

508-334-1000