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Anticoagulation patient self-monitoring


Bereznicki, LRE, Anticoagulation patient self-monitoring, The Pharmacy Australia Congress Program Handbook, 15-18 October 2009, The Sydney Hilton, Sydney Australia, pp. 64. (2009) [Conference Extract]


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For consumers with a long-term indication for warfarin, patient self-monitoring (PSM) of warfarin therapy has emerged as the gold standard of care for those willing and able to perform it. The benefits of PSM have now been well established in several countries and include a greater proportion of time spent in the INR therapeutic range, a reduction in the number of haemorrhagic and thromboembolic events, reduced mortality, improved warfarin knowledge and improved quality of life. Portable INR monitors are readily available and are becoming less expensive and easier to use. Community pharmacists are well placed to promote and facilitate PSM for interested consumers, and provide support for those who are self-monitoring.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:anticoagulation, patient, self monitoring, warfarin, INR, thromboembolic, reduced mortality
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
ID Code:58880
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-11-03
Last Modified:2010-02-16
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