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INR Self-Testing

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Stephan Moll, MD writes…


INR home testing devices are available to patients. They are often reimbursable by insurance carriers.  Warfarin management through patient self-testing at home is at least as effective and safe as INR testing through a physician’s office or a warfarin clinic, if patients are well-selected.  The well-done large THINRS trial published in 2010 clearly showed this, and a 2011 systematic review of the medical literature confirmed that Read the rest of this entry »