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Journal Article

An observational study of direct oral anticoagulant awareness indicating inadequate recognition with potential for patient harm.

Olaiya A, Lurie B, Watt B, et al. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH. 2016;14:987-90.

Anticoagulant medications are known to be high-risk for adverse drug events. This study found that many physicians fail to recognize risks associated with direct oral anticoagulants or their effect on anticoagulation tests. These results raise concern for patient harm due to insufficient knowledge about these medications.