The use of a bayesian forecasting model in the management of warfarin therapy after total hip arthroplasty

G. D. Motykie, D. Mokhtee, L. P. Zebala, J. A. Caprini, J. C. Kudrna, D. R. Mungall

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Abstract

This study was performed to compare the computer-based and physician- based management of warfarin therapy after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The computer-assisted and control groups of patients were placed on warfarin postoperatively and followed for a 1-month period. A significant difference (P < .0 5) was found between the mean number of days needed to reach therapeutic anticoagulation in the control group (4.7 ± 3.0 days) and the experimental group (2.8 ± 1.4 days) and the proportion of patients in each group who were discharged with a subtherapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) (INR < 1.5). The computer-based management of warfarin therapy was more efficient than unaided physician-based management and therefore may lead to improved, cost-effective patient care by reducing length of hospital stay and complications attributable to nontherapeutic anticoagulation in THA patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-993
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Bayesian forecasting
  • Computer model
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Warfarin management

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