Clinical and safety impact of an inpatient pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service.

  title={Clinical and safety impact of an inpatient pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service.},
  author={Jessica M Schillig and Scott Kaatz and Mandy Hudson and Gregory D. Krol and Edward G Szandzik and James S. Kalus},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={6 6},
BACKGROUND Warfarin is implicated in approximately 30% of reported anticoagulant-related errors. In order to improve anticoagulation management and safety, our institution implemented an inpatient Pharmacist-Directed Anticoagulation Service (PDAS). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of this service on both transition of care and safety of patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation. DESIGN Cluster randomized trial. SETTING Large, urban teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING
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