Why Warfarin Should Be Managed in Primary Care

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For 5 years, our family medicine clinic’s physician-pharmacy team managed anticoagula-tion onsite. Now, against our recommendations and desires as a clinic, anticoagulation at our site is no longer managed by our local interdisciplinary team. Instead, it is being managed by our system’s centralized anticoagulation team. Although some may point out that anticoagulation management is one small element of our practice, we believe eliminating this could open the door to other changes to our scope of practice. Anticoagulation belongs in primary care where comprehensive care, ongoing relationships between patients and care teams, and flexible office visit agendas optimize this service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

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  • anticoagulation
  • family practice
  • integrated health care delivery
  • patient care team
  • patient-centered care

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  • Journal Article


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