Cunningham A, Stein CM, Chung CP, Daugherty JR, Smalley WE, Ray WA. An automated database case definition for serious bleeding related to oral anticoagulant use. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. 2011 Jun;20(20). 560-6. PMID: 21387461 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3365595 NIHMSID: NIHMS326250.
Bleeding complications are a serious adverse effect of medications that prevent abnormal blood clotting. To facilitate epidemiologic investigations of bleeding complications, we developed and validated an automated database case definition for bleeding-related hospitalizations.