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Self-monitoring INR and self-managing warfarin to reduce thromboembolic eventsJan 20, 2012 07:30 EST
A recent study published in the Lancet reports a 50% reduction in thromboembolic events among patients who self-monitor their INR and self-manage their warfarin dosing. Why aren't these practices more common?
Heneghan C, Ward A, Perera R, et al. Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data. Lancet 2011; DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61294-4. Abstract.