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Anticoagulant prescribing in patients with ischaemic stroke: what has changed over a decade?

Sharobeam, Angelos; Jones, Brett; Watters, Aidan; Das, Chandi; Lueck, Christian

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A study at our institution conducted 10 years ago identified that warfarin was under‐utilised in patients with atrial fibrillation. We replicated this study and compared the results. There was a significant increase in the proportion of patients appropriately anticoagulated (63% vs 9%, P < 0.001). Eighty‐seven percent of eligible patients were appropriately anticoagulated on discharge (86% previously). Seventy‐two percent of treated patients were prescribed a direct oral anticoagulant. Of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSharobeam, Angelos
dc.contributor.authorJones, Brett
dc.contributor.authorWatters, Aidan
dc.contributor.authorDas, Chandi
dc.contributor.authorLueck, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-31T23:40:19Z
dc.identifier.issn1444-0903
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/270057
dc.description.abstractA study at our institution conducted 10 years ago identified that warfarin was under‐utilised in patients with atrial fibrillation. We replicated this study and compared the results. There was a significant increase in the proportion of patients appropriately anticoagulated (63% vs 9%, P < 0.001). Eighty‐seven percent of eligible patients were appropriately anticoagulated on discharge (86% previously). Seventy‐two percent of treated patients were prescribed a direct oral anticoagulant. Of these, 10% were discharged with a sub‐therapeutic dose without obvious explanation.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Science Asia
dc.rights© 2020 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
dc.sourceInternal Medicine Journal
dc.subjectatrial fibrillation
dc.subjectanticoagulation
dc.subjectstroke
dc.subjectwarfarin
dc.subjectDOAC
dc.titleAnticoagulant prescribing in patients with ischaemic stroke: what has changed over a decade?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume50
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor320101 - Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB15207
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSharobeam, Angelos, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJones, Brett, The Canberra Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationWatters, Aidan, The Canberra Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationDas, Chandi, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLueck, Christian, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue10
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1274
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1277
local.identifier.doi10.1111/imj.15022
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:24:37Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85094159324
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