Supporting patients taking warfarin

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A combination of verbal counselling and written information about warfarin and INR testing is favoured by patients and their carers, but it needs to be given in a paced way and with a chance to ask questions later. 1

The NPS MedicineWise Warfarin Dose Tracker can also be used to support your conversations with patients about INR testing. The passport-sized card can be used by patients to record INR results, changes to the warfarin dose and the date of the next INR test.

Greater patient knowledge about warfarin therapy has been shown to improve therapeutic

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