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Table 1 Characteristics of selected travel modes

From: Modeling patients’ time, travel, and monitoring costs in anticoagulation management: societal savings achievable with the shift from warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants

Travel modeNumber of patientsCriteriaTravel speed
Private car2132Distance to the INR sampling point > 1 km, bus not an option and patient age < 80 years or distance to the INR sampling point > 0.2 km and patient age < 85 yearsRoad speed limit
Taxi925Patient age ≥ 85 yearsRoad speed limit
Walking546Distance to the closest INR sampling point ≤1 km and patient age < 80 years, or distance ≤0.2 km and patient age < 85 years4 km/h
Bus358Distance to the closest INR sampling point > 1 km, destination accessible by bus, distance to the closest bus stop ≤0.25 km and patient age < 80 years30 km/h (average speed based on timetables)
Total3961