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

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
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.


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