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Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting.

Tjia J; Field TS; Mazor KM; Donovan JL; Kanaan AO; Reed G; Doherty P; Harrold LR; Gurwitz JH.

Dementia appeared to be an independent risk factor for medication errors among a cohort of geriatric nursing home patients who were prescribed the anticoagulant warfarin. Increased nursing staff time seemed to mitigate this risk.