Hospital failed to restart patient’s warfarin and sent discharge letter to wrong GP: coroner

The 76-year-old man collapsed and died due to a PE three days after discharge.

A hospital that stopped an elderly man’s warfarin decided ‘inappropriately’ that his GP should restart it, a coroner has found.

According to Victorian coroner Katherine Lorenz, the hospital also sent the discharge summary — which incorrectly recommended the patient switch to a NOAC — to the wrong GP clinic.