Journal Article

Deficits in discharge documentation in patients transferred to rehabilitation facilities on anticoagulation: results of a systemwide evaluation.

Gandara E; Moniz TT; Ungar J; Lee J; Chan-Macrae M; O'Malley T; Schnipper JL.

Many patients discharged from hospitals on anticoagulant medications (including warfarin and heparin) lacked adequate documentation of the duration of therapy and monitoring needs. Ensuring the safety of anticoagulant therapy is a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal.