Table 1Characteristics of patients

(n=220)
No. (%)
Age (median=59)
≤59113 (51)
≥60107 (49)
Sex
Female110 (50)
Male110 (50)
Language
English126 (57)
Cantonese42 (19)
Spanish52 (24)
Race/Ethnicity
Asian87 (39)
Black31 (14)
Latino61 (28)
White41 (19)
Health Literacy* (n=178)
Inadequate86 (39)
Marginal23 (11)
Adequate69 (31)
Complex Regimen
Yes84 (38)
No136 (62)
Cognitive Score
>19168 (76)
≤1952 (24)
Indication for Warfarin**
Atrial Fibrillation137 (62)
Prosthetic Valve57 (26)
Prior Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack31 (14)
Deep-Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism29 (13)
Other10 (5)
Additional Comorbidities
2 or more143 (65)
less than 277 (35)
*

Sample is limited as health literacy cannot currently be measured among Cantonese-speaking individuals

**

Totals sum to >100% as patients may have more than one indication

From: Preventing Medication Errors in Ambulatory Care: The Importance of Establishing Regimen Concordance

Cover of Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings)
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, et al., editors.

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