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Replacing warfarin for better or worse: identifying patient factors and future directions

Basia O Diug, Judy A Lowthian and Michael Dooley
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (3): 156-158. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11863
Published online: 5 August 2013

Care models must consider patient factors to ensure safe and effective use of patient-administered anticoagulants

  • Basia O Diug1
  • Judy A Lowthian1
  • Michael Dooley2

  • 1 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: basia.diug@monash.edu

Acknowledgements: 

This work was supported by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (436763) and approved by the human research ethics committees of Monash University and Cabrini Health. We thank the patients and general practitioners for participating in the research.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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