Since decades, oral anticoagulation (OAC) with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) is an established therapy for both prevention and treatment of thromboembolism in daily clinical routine. Increasing life expectancy, demographic changes, and novel oral anticoagulants have led to an increasing complexity of medical therapy. However, data on quality and management of VKA therapy with phenprocoumon in current medical care are limited. Our aim is to investigate the quality of OAC with VKA in current health care and to evaluate the potential for improvements.

The thrombEVAL project will provide a large prospective observational cohort of patients predominantly treated with phenprocoumon. It will evaluate the quality of oral anticoagulation in regular medical care and a telemedicine-based coagulation service.