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How our pharmacist-led anticoagulation service saves more than 500 bed days per year

August 28, 2019 / SOPHIE BLOW

Patients who are receiving long-term anticoagulation and are due for surgery, or other invasive procedures, may need to have their anticoagulants stopped temporarily to allow the procedure to be performed safely. In some circumstances, interrupting anticoagulation for a defined period carries minimal risk. But some patients are at high risk of thrombotic complications, with even a short suspension.