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Patient INR self-testing

Coagulation self-monitoring

Empower your patients.

Improve the health outcomes for your patients while reducing healthcare costs. 

 

Coagulation monitoring

The benefits of patient self-testing

Patient self-testing is comparable to laboratory testing for INR measurements with regards to the precision1-3 and accuracy3-6 of results.


Best practice guidelines recommend patient self-management over outpatient INR monitoring for stable patients on long-term VKA therapy who show motivation and competency in self-care strategies.1-3

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Improve patient care and satisfaction

Patients who self-test and manage their own INR spend more time in their therapeutic range1-3 and have fewer very high or low INR values4 compared with VKA patients who are tested in the laboratory or anticoagulation clinic.

This is associated with:

  • Fewer thromboembolic events with no increase in the risk of major bleeding1,5,6
  • Lower mortality risk1,7,8
  • Better treatment satisfaction9-11
  • Improved patient quality of life2,10,11

Engage and motivate your patients

Patients with long-term medication needs for chronic conditions are more likely to adhere to their therapy when engaged in their own care.1-4

They may also have improved health outcomes and care experiences compared with those who are not engaged.5,6

Self-management engages and motivates patients to become actively involved in their own healthcare.7

Reduce healthcare costs

Patient self management (PSM) can reduce healthcare costs over time compared with usual care and care in the anticoagulation clinic.1-3

PSM can also alleviate the increasing burden of anticoagulation care on the health care system.3,4

Cost savings with PSM are achieved by increasing the time spent in the therapeutic range, thereby reducing the number of treatment complications.1,5

 

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