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Pharmaceutisch weekblad

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 1336–1340 | Cite as

Medication compliance in long term phenprocoumon therapy

Experiences of a thrombosis service in The Netherlands
  • C. Van Gastel
  • J. S. Meulenhoff
  • G. S. Kraayenbrink-De Zeeuw
  • S. J. Vles
  • W. G. Zelvelder
  • W. Knops
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Abstract

Medication compliance was assessed by a cross-sectional study of 225 patients, chosen at random from the records of a thrombosis service. The serum phenprocoumon concentration, in relation to the prescribed dose, was found to be unacceptably low in eleven patients. It is concluded that non-compliance occurs only infrequently. Thrombotest values were of little help in detecting non-compliance.

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© Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Van Gastel
    • 1
  • J. S. Meulenhoff
    • 1
  • G. S. Kraayenbrink-De Zeeuw
    • 2
  • S. J. Vles
  • W. G. Zelvelder
    • 3
  • W. Knops
    • 4
  1. 1.Hervormd DiaconessenhuisHK ArnhemThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Thrombosis Service ‘Arnhem en Omstreken’ArnhemThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Formerly Department of Clinical Drug ResearchTNODelftThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Netherlands Institute for Educational AssessmentArnhemThe Netherlands

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