Evaluating the appropriateness of digoxin level monitoring.

  title={Evaluating the appropriateness of digoxin level monitoring.},
  author={Fabian Canas and Milenko Tanasijevic and Nell Ma'Luf and David W. Bates},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={159 4},
BACKGROUND Digoxin level determinations can be useful clinically in patients receiving digoxin therapy but are sometimes misused. METHODS Explicit appropriateness criteria were adapted from previously published criteria and revised using local expert opinion. They were then used to evaluate the appropriateness of random samples of inpatient and outpatient serum digoxin levels. Overall agreement between reviewers regarding appropriateness was good (K = 0.65). Patients in the study included 162… CONTINUE READING

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