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Is the international normalised ratio (INR) reliable? A trial of comparative measurements in hospital laboratory and primary care settings.

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AIM: To determine the reliability of international normalised ratio (INR) measurement in primary care by practice nurses using near patient testing (NPT), in comparison with results obtained within hospital laboratories by varied methods. METHODS: As part of an MRC funded study into primary care oral anticoagulation management, INR measurements obtained in general practice were validated against values on the same samples obtained in hospital laboratories. A prospective comparative trial was ...

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10.1136/jcp.52.7.494

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Fitzmaurice, DA More by this author
Murray, ET More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical pathology
Volume:
52
Issue:
7
Pages:
494-497
Publication date:
1999-07-05
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EISSN:
1472-4146
ISSN:
0021-9746
URN:
uuid:ef9e2a88-13e0-4280-81f7-b1ea0e5d250c
Source identifiers:
222989
Local pid:
pubs:222989

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