Are the results of randomized controlled trials on anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation generalizable to clinical practice?

@article{Evans2001AreTR,
  title={Are the results of randomized controlled trials on anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation generalizable to clinical practice?},
  author={Andrew M. Evans and Lalit Kalra},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 11},
  pages={
          1443-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Randomized trials demonstrate a clear benefit of anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke, but the proportion of eligible patients who are treated with anticoagulants remains low. The reluctance to treat all eligible patients with anticoagulants may be due to studies in clinical practice showing variable risk-benefit, raising concerns about application to general medical practice. METHODS A systematic review of published medical literature was… CONTINUE READING
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