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New Anticoagulation Website Offers Guidelines, Self-Assessment Tools


 

In January, the Anticoagulation Forum, a nonprofit in Newton, Mass., launched “Anti-Coagulation Centers of Excellence,” a searchable resource center of guidelines and tools, including up-to-date information on novel oral anticoagulants, examples of excellence submitted by other providers, and an online self-assessment tool of anticoagulation programs’ performance. In its first month, the site (www.excellence.acforum.org) had 1,200 visitors, with about 10% of visitors attempting the self-assessment. Participating centers tend to be hospital-based outpatient clinics for patients receiving anti-thrombotic medications.

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