Letters

Patients and doctors play it safe

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.51b (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:51
  1. Michael E Scott,
  2. Willliam F M Wallace
  1. Consultant cardiologist City Hospital, Belfast BT9 7AB
  2. Professor of applied physiology School of Biomedical Science, Queen's University, Belfast BT9 7BL

    EDITOR,—C M Sudlow and colleagues draw attention to the need for the planned provision of facilities to monitor the increasing number of patients to be treated,1 in line with current recommendations.2 We wish to make several suggestions in the light of a recent audit of a cardiac anticoagulation clinic that we undertook recently.

    A random sample of 151 patients (83 female) was given a questionnaire, and the current international normalised ratio was noted in addition. The mean (SD) age was 63.7 (10.7) years …

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