5/23/2013

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs are involved in about 7% of medication errors in hospitals, according to a study in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Having pharmacists on patient rounds and using team-based care are among the methods that can reduce errors, said Edith A. Nutescu of the University of Illinois. A commonly reported reason for medication errors was "lack of knowledge of a patient's medication or condition."

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