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Polypharmacy in hospitalized older adult cancer patients: experience from a prospective, observational study of an oncology-acute care for elders unit.
Flood KL, Carroll MB, Le CV, Brown CJ. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2009;7:151-158.
This study discovered that implementation of an oncology–acute care for elders (OACE) unit led to reduced problems with polypharmacy, discontinuation of potentially inappropriate medications, and correction of medication errors in nearly one of every eight inpatients.
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Susan C. Fagan, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP; April 2005
A patient with presumed stroke is given tPA before the results of her coagulation studies are known. Five minutes later, the lab reports that the INR was elevatedan absolute contraindication to thrombolytic therapy.