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Direct oral anticoagulants: a review of common medication errors.

Barr D, Epps QJ. Direct oral anticoagulants: a review of common medication errors. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2019;47(1):146-154. doi:10.1007/s11239-018-1752-9

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November 21, 2018
Barr D, Epps QJ. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2019;47(1):146-154.

Anticoagulants are commonly prescribed medications that have high potential for harm if administered incorrectly. This review summarizes common errors at the prescribing, dispensing, and administration phases of direct oral anticoagulant therapy. The authors suggest team-based strategies—such as process assessment, policy development, and medication reconciliation—to prevent adverse drug events associated with direct oral anticoagulants.

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Barr D, Epps QJ. Direct oral anticoagulants: a review of common medication errors. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2019;47(1):146-154. doi:10.1007/s11239-018-1752-9