More than half of blood clots happen after surgery or a hospital stay. Blood-thinning drugs can help prevent clots but missing even one dose can lead to a clot. PCORI-funded researcher Elliott Haut, Vice Chair of Quality, Safety and Service in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, led a team that tested an education program for patients and nurses about the importance of taking blood-thinning drugs to prevent blood clots, and found that the education program cut the number of missed doses by half.

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