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ID:

744

Date:

2015-07-12

Headline:

Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes

Reporter's name:

Charles Ornstein

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ProPublica

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Improperly managing popular blood medicines contributed to at least 165 injuries in nursing homes, according to inspection reports obtained through FOIA by ProPublica.

Notes:

ProPublica used FOIA to obtain inspection reports of nursing homes, as part of its series investigating care and medical treatment at nursing homes across the nation. Nursing homes are inspected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Keywords:

Nursing homes, coumadin, warfarin, blood thinners, medication, healthcare, inspection

URL:

http://www.propublica.org/article/popular-blood-thinner-causing-deaths-injuries-at-nursing-homes


Agencies:

HHS

States:

AR
CA
IA
MA
ME
MN
NC
TX
WI

Categories:

health care


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