Pharmacist’s interventions improve warfarin therapy in elderly rural patients: a randomized trial

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: FALAMIć, Slaven (Pharmacy Branka Marušić)
  • Co-author(s): Slaven Falamić: Community pharmacy Branka Marušić, Donji Miholjac, Croatia
    Marko Lucijanić: Hematology Department, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
    Maja Ortner Hadžiabdić: Centre for Applied Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Zagreb, Croatia
    Srećko Marušić: Department of Clinical pharmacology, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
    Vesna Bačić Vrca: Department of Clinical pharmacy, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    It is hard to achieve effective and safe warfarin treatment in elderly patients. The data on quality of warfarin treatment in elderly rural patients is lacking.

     

    Methods

    Patients were randomly assigned to either intervention (n=65) or control group (n=66) and were followed for six months. Pharmacist’s interventions in the intervention

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