Self-management of oral anticoagulation in the elderly: rationale, design, baselines and oral anticoagulation control after one year of follow-up. A randomized controlled trial.

@article{Siebenhofer2007SelfmanagementOO,
  title={Self-management of oral anticoagulation in the elderly: rationale, design, baselines and oral anticoagulation control after one year of follow-up. A randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Andrea Siebenhofer and Ivo Rakovac and Caroline Kleespies and Brigitte Piso and Ulrike Didjurgeit},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={408-16}
}
Self-management is safe and reliable in patients with long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC). However, no study has yet assessed the safety and efficacy of OAC self-management in elderly patients with major thromboembolic and haemorrhagic complications as primary outcomes. In this multi-centre, open, randomised controlled trial, patients aged 60 years or more were randomised into the self-management group (SMG) (N = 99) or routine care group (RCG) (N = 96). We describe the rationale, design… CONTINUE READING