Determinants of compliance with anticoagulation: A case-control study.

@article{Arnsten1997DeterminantsOC,
  title={Determinants of compliance with anticoagulation: A case-control study.},
  author={Julia H Arnsten and Joel M. Gelfand and Daniel E. Singer},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={11-7}
}
BACKGROUND The number of patients for whom long-term anticoagulation is indicated has increased dramatically over the past decade. Good patient compliance is necessary to safely realize the benefits of anticoagulation, yet barriers to compliance with anticoagulation therapy have not been studied. METHODS We conducted a case-control study in the Anticoagulation Therapy Unit (ATU) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Forty-three patients who had been discharged from the ATU for noncompliance… CONTINUE READING

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