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Prevalence, contributory factors and severity of medication errors associated with direct-acting oral anticoagulants in adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Al Rowily A, Jalal Z, Price MJ, et al. Prevalence, contributory factors and severity of medication errors associated with direct-acting oral anticoagulants in adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. Epub 2021 Dec 22. 10.1007/s00228-021-03212-y

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January 12, 2022
Al Rowily A, Jalal Z, Price MJ, et al. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2022;78(4):623-645.

Although direct acting oral anticoagulants (DAOCs) are generally considered safer than older anticoagulants, they are still high-risk medications. This review found that between 5.3% and 37.3% of patients experienced either a prescription, administration, or dosing error. Prescribing errors constituted the majority of error types, and common causes were active failures, including wrong drug or wrong dose.

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Al Rowily A, Jalal Z, Price MJ, et al. Prevalence, contributory factors and severity of medication errors associated with direct-acting oral anticoagulants in adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. Epub 2021 Dec 22. 10.1007/s00228-021-03212-y