Warfarin toxicity: do discharge ICD-10 codes and yellow cards accurately identify serious adverse drug reactions?

S.N. Dent, A.R. Cox, J.F. Marriott, C.A. Langley, K.A. Wilson

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Abstract

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ICD-10 codings and spontaneous yellow card reports for warfarin toxicity were compared retrospectively over a one-year period
Eighteen cases of ICD-10 coded warfarin toxicity were identified from a total of 55,811 coded episodes
More than three times as many ADRs to warfarin were found by screening ICD-10 codes as were reported spontaneously using the yellow card scheme
Valuable information is being lost to regulatory authorities and as recognised reporters to the yellow card scheme, pharmacists are well placed to report these ADRs, enhancing their role in the safe and appropriate prescribing of warfarin
Original languageEnglish
Article numberR40
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume10
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
EventBritish Pharmaceutical Conference 2002 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Sep 200225 Sep 2002

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