Journal Article

Predictors of warfarin-associated adverse events in hospitalized patients: opportunities to prevent patient harm.

Metersky ML; Eldridge N; Wang Y; Jaser L; Bona R; Eckenrode S; Bakullari A; Andrawis M; Classen D; Krumholz HM.

Anticoagulation medications are often associated with adverse drug events. This study found that less-than-daily monitoring of anticoagulation in hospitalized patients is associated with more frequent out-of-range values, suggesting that daily monitoring is safer.