In this large prospective analysis of patients prescribed anticoagulants, their baseline risk of falls was not associated with their risk of major bleeding at 12 month follow up, after adjusting for confounders. Fall risk should not preclude use of anticoagulants in appropriate patients (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.