Anticoagulant medication errors in hospitals and primary care: a cross-sectional study.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.