Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Oral anticoagulation management has undergone a number of improvements since
the discovery and first clinical use of dicumarol in the early 1940s.
In this issue of THE JOURNAL,
Sawicki1 describes a model of anticoagulation management
that introduces the next phase in this evolution, a model of patient
self-management made possible by point-of-care PT monitoring.
Ansell JE. Empowering Patients to Monitor and Manage Oral Anticoagulation Therapy. JAMA. 1999;281(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/jama.281.2.182