Retrospective longitudinal study of patients and prescriber characteristics associated with new DOAC prescriptions in a CCG without restrictions to DOAC use
End of embargo2019-03-23
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KeywordsDirect oral anticoagulants (DOACs); Warfarin; Prescriptions; Patient characteristics; Prescriber characteristics; Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
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Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) uptake for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation has been slow. This study aimed to profile the prescribing of DOACs over three years to identify factors associated with DOAC prescribing in a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) without restrictions to DOACs use. The objectives were to identify: - Characteristics of patients prescribed oral anticoagulant (OAC) in a sample of general practices; - Who initiated the prescribing of OAC; - Recorded reasons for prescribing a DOAC rather than warfarin;