Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1610 (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1610
  1. Sheena H Macgregor,
  2. James A Dunbar
  1. Clinical pharmacist Senior partner Downfield Surgery, Dundee DD3 8NE

    EDITOR,—The lack of methodological detail, information on the patients studied, and data to support our conclusions are a consequence of publication as a short report. The full peer reviewed report of our study includes all these data.1

    The study included all patients prescribed anticoagulants, and hence all indications for warfarin. Of the 23 measurements of the international normalised ratio (in 12 patients) that were outside the target range, 15 were in patients recently discharged from hospital and not yet stabilised. Four occurred after interacting medicines were started (two during …

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