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Managing the increased workload in anticoagulant clinics

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1226a (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1226

Computerised decision support is valuable

  1. D A Fitzmaurice,
  2. P E Rose,
  3. M Gilbert
  1. Lecturer in general practice Consultant haematologist Medical audit officer Department of General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—F C Taylor and colleagues describe a method of managing the increasing number of patients seen in anticoagulant clinics by reducing the number of contacts with medical staff by using a screening process.1 They show no improvements in clinical care in terms of the percentage of time for which patients' international normalised ratio is within the target range yet conclude that this is “a suitable method for managing the increasing numbers of patients without incurring additional costs, such as …

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