Compliance with antithrombotic prescribing guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation--a nationwide descriptive study in Taiwan.

@article{Lin2008ComplianceWA,
  title={Compliance with antithrombotic prescribing guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation--a nationwide descriptive study in Taiwan.},
  author={L J Lin and M Cheng and Cheng-Han Lee and Der-Chang Wung and Ching-Lan Cheng and Yea-Huei Kao Yang},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={1726-36}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined compliance with prescribing guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Taiwan, using the 2001 joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and European Society of Cardiology. The study also sought to identify factors associated with the appropriate prescribing of antithrombotic therapy. METHODS Patients with AF were identified by the presence of > or =2 inpatient or outpatient claims… CONTINUE READING

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