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point of care testing

Impact of Point-of-Care Implementation in
Pharmacist-Run Anticoagulation Clinics
Within a Community-Owned Health System: A Two-Year Retrospective Analysis


Point-of-care INR testing was implemented in pharmacist-managed
anticoagulation clinics within a community-owned health system.
Compared outcomes of patients managed utilizing point-of-care-testing compared to standard venipuncture which was not analyzed onsite.

  • Increase in number of INRs in range after implementation

  • Observed decrease in
    hospitalizations after

  • Decreased need for patient
    follow-up visits due to immediate INR results

  • Estimated total cost savings
    associated with point-of-care INR testing

    • $27,557

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