Oral Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing: Consensus Guidelines For Practical Implementation

Warfarin’s narrow therapeutic range, variable biological effects, and potential for food and drug interactions present challenges in managing oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Patient self-testing has been shown to result in significant benefits for patients and their families, health care practitioners, and health care systems.


  • Rationale for Wider Implementation of Patient Self-Testing
  • Patient Self-Testing Costs and Related Reimbursement
  • Practical Guidelines for Implementation of Patient Self-Testing
  • Summary of Consensus Panel Recommendations