Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes.
Ornstein C. Washington Post. July 12, 2015.
Anticoagulants are considered high-alert medications that if used ineffectively can result in patient harm. Reporting on an anticoagulant commonly used in nursing homes and patient harm linked to this medication, this newspaper article relates reasons doctors are reluctant to prescribe new drugs to older patients and challenges to monitoring and preventing such adverse drug events.
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