Anticoagulation Patient Self-monitoring in the United States

Considerations for Clinical Practice Adoption

Edith A. Nutescu, Pharm.D.; Sacheeta Bathija, B.Pharm.; Lisa K. Sharp, Ph.D.; Ben S. Gerber, M.D., M.P.H.; Glen T. Schumock, Pharm.D., M.B.A.; Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Ph.D.

Disclosures

Pharmacotherapy. 2011;31(12):1161-1174. 

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Conclusion

Although the emergence of a multitude of oral anticoagulants will permit clinicians to better individualize anticoagulant therapy options by choosing the optimum regimen based on individual patient characteristics, it is also expected that traditional agents will continue to play a role in a significant subset of patients. For those patients treated with traditional anticoagulants such as warfarin, future models of care will entail patient-centered monitoring such as PST and PSM. The incorporation of technology (i.e., Web-based expert systems) is expected to further improve the outcomes realized by PST and PSM. Further studies should explore the components of the interventions that influence feasibility of PST and PSM in the United States and identify ways to improve adoption in clinical practice.

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