Monitoring oral anticoagulation in primary care

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7060.818b (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:818
  1. D I Gozzard, Consultant haematologist,
  2. Alison Craig, Staff haematologist
  1. Glan Clwyd District General Hospital, Rhyl, Clwyd LL18 5UJ

    GPs in Wales send blood samples to clinic, get results in post, and decide dose

    EDITOR,—D A Fitzmaurice and colleagues' editorial on monitoring oral anticoagulant treatment in primary care exposes a debate that has been simmering for some time.1 Our hospital, in a rural area in north east Wales, has never had an anticoagulant clinic. In addition, there is no near patient testing for the control of anticoagulation at present. In our system, …

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