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Safe and Effective Anticoagulation in the Outpatient Setting

A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Evidence-based Synthesis Program

, MD, MPH, , PhD, MPH, , MD, , MD, , PhD, , MS, , BA, and , MD, MPH.

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Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); .

Excerpt

The primary objectives of this systematic review were to: 1. Determine whether specialized anticoagulation clinics (ACC) are more effective and safer than care in non-specialized clinics (e.g., primary care clinics, physician offices) for management of long- term anticoagulation in adults; 2. Determine whether patient self testing (PST), either alone or in combination with patient self management (PSM), is more effective and safer than standard care; and 3. Identify the risk factors for serious bleeding in patients on chronic anticoagulant therapy.

Contents

Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Prepared by: VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH, Director

Suggested citation:

Bloomfield HE, Taylor BC, Krause A, Reddy P, Greer N, MacDonald R, Rutks, I, Wilt, T. Safe and Effective Anticoagulation in the Outpatient Setting: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. VA-ESP Project #09-009; 2011

This report is based on research conducted by the Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center located at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Research and Development, Health Services Research and Development. The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the author(s) who are responsible for its contents; the findings and conclusions do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government. Therefore, no statement in this article should be construed as an official position of the Department of Veterans Affairs. No investigators have any affiliations or financial involvement (e.g., employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties) that conflict with material presented in the report.

Bookshelf ID: NBK54599PMID: 21595123

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