Potentially unintended discontinuation of long-term medication use after elective surgical procedures.

  title={Potentially unintended discontinuation of long-term medication use after elective surgical procedures.},
  author={Chaim M. Bell and Jana M Bajcar and Arlene S Bierman and Ping Li and Muhammad M Mamdani and David R. Urbach},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={166 22},
BACKGROUND Transitions between health care settings represent vulnerable periods for medical error. Discontinuation of long-term medication use may occur during discharge from the hospital to the community. METHODS We performed a population-based, cohort study using administrative records from Ontario, Canada, between April 1, 1997, and September 30, 2002. We studied all residents 66 years and older with continuous use of warfarin, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase… CONTINUE READING

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