TITLE

Review: Self-monitoring increases the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which reports that self-monitoring in patients can enhance the effectiveness and safety of the anticoagulant therapy. For the study, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared self-management and self-testing with management and who were receiving oral anticoagulation therapy were considered. The selection criteria was met by only 14 RCTs. The evaluation of individual trials consists of allocation concealment, blinding of outcome assessors and use of intention-to-treat analysis.
ACCESSION #
21692865

 

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