Self-testing or self-management of anticoagulation was better than clinic monitoring for thromboembolism and mortality

Leong, Wendy A.
March 2008
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on 16 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 8 non-RCTs investigating if patient self-testing (PST) or self-management (PSM) of oral anticoagulant therapy is more effective than clinic monitoring for anticoagulation control. Trials found out that PST or PSM of anticoagulation may improve anticoagulation control more than primary care-based monitoring and reduces thromboembolic outcomes.


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