Warfarin patients need CT scans if injured: coroner

Nursing home residents with minor head injury must be sent to hospital, and those on anticoagulation therapy given a CT scan, says a coroner.

SA Coroner Mark Johns made the recommendations following an inquest into the death of Marie Janet Ford, 84.

Ms Ford, who was on warfarin after a DVT, died of acute left subdural haematoma following a head injury sustained from falling off a chair at a nursing home in