A randomized trial of patient self-managed versus physician-managed oral anticoagulation.

@article{Sunderji2004ART,
  title={A randomized trial of patient self-managed versus physician-managed oral anticoagulation.},
  author={Rubina Sunderji and Kenneth Gin and Karen F Shalansky and Cedric Carter and Keith Chambers and C. W. Twiston Davies and Linda D Schwartz and Anthony Fung},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1117-23}
}
BACKGROUND Self-management (SM) of warfarin by patients is an attractive strategy, particularly if it improves anticoagulation control and can be done safely under minimal physician supervision. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of SM with physician-management (PM) on the maintenance of therapeutic anticoagulation. METHODS A randomized, open-label eight-month trial was performed. Patients 18 years of age and older were eligible if they were receiving warfarin for at least one month before… CONTINUE READING

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