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Anticoagulant medication errors in hospitals and primary care: a cross-sectional study.

Dreijer AR, Diepstraten J, Bukkems VE, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2019;31:346-352.

Despite their health benefits, anticoagulants place patients at high risk for medication-related harm. Researchers found that anticoagulants were responsible for 8.3% of medication errors documented in a Dutch national database, and that human behavior most commonly caused those errors. A WebM&M commentary elaborates upon the safety challenges of novel oral anticoagulants.