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Point-of-Care Testing of International Normalized Ratios for People on Oral Anticoagulants: A Reference List

Last updated: December 7, 2020
Project Number: RA1152-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What evidence is available on the perspectives and experiences of people what take oral anticoagulants, as well as their family and health care providers, on engaging with point-of-care testing to support the management of their international normalized ratio levels?

Key Message

Four primary qualitative studies exploring the reflections of people who take oral anticoagulants regarding their perspectives of, or experiences with, point-of-care (POC) testing of International Normalized Ratios (INR). One primary qualitative study was found that explored health-care providers perspectives on the use of POC testing of INR.