The regular increase in the number of patients on anticoagulant therapy will pose problems of management in the future, both for physicians and biologists (repetitive and uninteresting task) and for patients (waste of time). A system of organisation for adaptation of oral anticoagulant therapy is proposed. The system would function by peripheral units equipped for delocalised tests on the patients, used by nurses. These units would be relayed by modem to a prescribing centre for adaptation of treatment with expert computer programmes under the permanent control of a physician. This type of system requires that the delocalised measuring units fulfill the same criteria and standardisation norms as specified by the WHO. The system should, of course, undergo internal and external quality controls.
|Translated title of the contribution||Delocalised patient testing for controling oral anticoagulant therapy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Sang Thrombose Vaisseaux|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine