Delivery of Optimized Inpatient Anticoagulation Therapy

Consensus Statement From the Anticoagulation Forum

Edith A Nutescu PharmD FCCP; Ann K Wittkowsky PharmD CACP FASHP FCCP; Allison Burnett PharmD PhC; Geno J Merli MD FACP; Jack E Ansell; David A Garcia MD

Disclosures

The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013;47(5):714-724. 

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Summary

Anticoagulants are high-risk medications associated with a significant rate of medication errors among hospitalized patients. Several national organizations have introduced initiatives to reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulants. Health care organizations are under increasing pressure to develop systems to ensure the safe and effective use of anticoagulants in the inpatient setting. This document provides consensus guidelines for anticoagulant therapy in the inpatient setting and serves as a companion document to prior guidelines developed for outpatients.

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