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Evid Based Nurs 8:87 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.3.87
  • Treatment

Patient self management of anticoagulants resulted in fewer major complications than clinic-based management

Self management v clinic-based management of oral anticoagulant treatment*

Outcomes at median 11.8 months Self management Clinic-based management RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Major complication 2.2% 7.3% 70% (37 to 86) 20 (12 to 46)
Severe haemorrhagic complication 1.1% 1.9% 43% (−82 to 82) Not significant
Thromboembolic complication 1.1% 5.4% 80% (45 to 93) 23 (14 to 52)
Minor haemorrhagic complication 15% 36% 59% (46 to 69) 5 (4 to 7)
Death 1.6% 4.1% 60% (1 to 84) 41 (20 to 2994)

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