monitoring can occur at a lab, at the POC during a clinic visit, or in the patient's home.
These outpatient clinics assess the INR
at patient visits and adjust the warfarin dose in response to the INR
There was an increase in the use of extended INR
testing in eligible patients from 41.8 percent in 2014/Q1 to 69.3 percent in 2016/Q4.
Warfarin is the most widely prescribed oral anticoagulant in the World.1,2 However, because of the narrow therapeutic index and life-threatening complications, patients must be regularly and continuously followed up.3 The warfarin dose is set according to the International Normalized Ratio (INR
) level in the blood.
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Hospitalization is one of the potential causes of INR
fluctuations in the postdischarge period, particularly among patients who newly initiated therapy .
Searching for the cause of the discrepant INR
results, the clinical chemist initially considered preanalytical errors (1).
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There were 739 patients transferred from other hospitals, among whom the INR
was not recorded in 28.
Finally, when the data were analyzed according to laboratory outcomes (post-transfusion INR
) and clinical outcomes (re-bleeding or unstoppable bleeding), 12 patients' post-transfusion INRs
could not be decreased to either therapeutic or normal levels.
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(5) The study included 10 multiple choice questions on patient safety practices for monitoring the INR
(Input Form 1) and reviewed the 2 most recent INR
calculation verifications, by having participants fill in specific information about those procedures on a preprinted form (Input Form 2).