Patients can self monitor oral anticoagulation, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3534
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Patients can self monitor and self manage oral anticoagulation, a UK community based study has shown.1

The study, reported in the British Journal of General Practice, included 296 patients requiring oral anticoagulation who had bought a device to self monitor their international normalised ratio (INR). Most patients (97%) had warfarin prescribed, and this was for a range of conditions including thrombosis (35.8%), having a mechanical heart valve (32.8%), atrial fibrillation (23.0%), and …

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