Adherence to warfarin treatment among patients with atrial fibrillation

  title={Adherence to warfarin treatment among patients with atrial fibrillation},
  author={Mika Skeppholm and Leif Friberg},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
Treatment with warfarin greatly reduces the risk of stroke related to atrial fibrillation, but will not be effective unless patients adhere to treatment. Lack of fixed dosing makes it difficult to objectively estimate adherence to treatment from prescription data. To evaluate two methods that assess adherence to warfarin from prescription data. Retrospective study of Swedish health care registers. Age- and sex-specific dose requirements were determined from approx. 1 million blood tests and… CONTINUE READING
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