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Rapid and substantial increases in anticoagulant use and expenditure in Australia following the introduction of new types of oral anticoagulants

Morgan, Alice; Joshy, Grace; Schaffer, Andrea; Laba, Tracey-Lea; Litchfield, Melisa; Pearson, Sallie; Banks, Emily


Objectives To quantify changes in anticoagulant use in Australia since the introduction of Non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (NOACs) and to estimate government expenditure. Design Interrupted-time-series analysis quantifying anticoagulant dispensing, before and after first Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) NOAC listing in August 2009 for venous thromboembolism prevention; and expanded listing for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in August 2013, up to June...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208824
Access Rights: Open Access


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