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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Comparison of pharmacist managed anticoagulation with usual medical care in a family medicine clinic

Variable Pharmacist
Managed (PC)
(n = 112)
Physician
Managed (UC)
(n = 81)
Age in years, mean ± SD 67 ± 18 71 ± 17
Age categories n(%):   
   ≤64 44 (39) 23 (28)
   65 to 74 21 (19) 18 (22)
   ≥75 47 (42) 40 (50)
Sex, male n (%) 62(55) 41 (51)
Indication for anticoagulation, n (%)   
   Atrial fibrillation 63 (56) 51 (63)
   Mechanical heart valve 19(17) 17 (21)
   DVT 22(20) 13(16)
   PE 16(14) 8(10)
   CVA 4 (3) 1 (1)
   MI and/or ACS 2(2) 1 (1)
   Other 1(1) 0
Target INR range   
   2.0-3.0 93(83) 65(80)
   2.5-3.5 19 (17) 16(20)
Risk Factors for thromboembolism or bleeding   
   Hypertension 46(41) 38(47)
   Previous CVA 34(30) 26(31)
   Previous DVT/PE 26(23) 15 (19)
   Diabetes 19(17) 9(11)
   Factor II mutation 2(2) 2(3)
   Factor V Leiden 7(6) 5(6)
   APLS 2(2) 1(1)
  1. ACS - acute coronary syndrome, APLS - antiphospholipid syndrome, CVA - cerebrovascular accident, DVT - deep vein thrombosis, MI - myocardial infarction, PE - pulmonary embolism