In this single institutional retrospective analysis, researchers found of inpatient adverse events related to anti-coagulants, almost half were due to medical errors, and 70% were preventable. Despite the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal to improve the safety of inpatient anti-coagulants, many medical centers still have a lot of work to do to improve the safety of anti-coagulants (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.