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Following earlier research supported by the SPCR, new evidence shows that point-of-care testing has made it possible for people on long-term oral anticoagulation therapy to monitor their own blood clotting time.

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Patients on long-term anticoagulation therapy who test their own blood-clotting time from home and continue to be managed by their GP are significantly less likely to experience a thromboembolic event, according to Oxford University researchers. Read the press release.