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Who is responsible for the care of patients treated with warfarin therapy?

John C Roberts
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (10): 575-577.
Published online: 16 November 2009

To the Editor: Lowthian and colleagues ask who is responsible for the care of patients treated with warfarin therapy.1 In Melbourne, it seems that this devolves mainly upon the pathology laboratory, whereas in other states, general practitioners manage care for their own patients, in my own experience.

  • John C Roberts

  • Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: jcr@vicdoctor.com.au

Competing interests:

I am an employee of a private pathology company. I have provided warfarin dosing as both a pathologist and a GP.

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