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Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Have an Increased Risk of Adverse Events from Warfarin

Many of the 1.6 million nursing home residents with dementia have multiple illnesses and take many potentially interacting medications.

In a new study, researchers found nursing home residents with dementia who are being treated with warfarin to prevent blood clots due to other conditions are at higher risk of adverse warfarin events (AWEs) than are residents without dementia.

After adjusting for resident and facility characteristics, the researchers found residents with dementia had a significant 36% higher risk of a preventable or potential AWE than residents without dementia. Having more than the all-facility median for RN or LPN time available per resident reduced the risk of a preventable or potential AWE by a significant 34%.

More details are in Tjia et al. (2012). Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacology, 10(5), 323-330. doi:10.1016/j.amjopharm.2012.09.003

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