Identifying atrial fibrillation in outpatients initiating oral anticoagulants based on medico-administrative data: results from the French national healthcare databases.

@article{Billionnet2017IdentifyingAF,
  title={Identifying atrial fibrillation in outpatients initiating oral anticoagulants based on medico-administrative data: results from the French national healthcare databases.},
  author={C{\'e}cile Billionnet and François Alla and {\'E}ric B{\'e}rigaud and Antoine Pariente and G{\'e}ric Maura},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={535-543}
}
PURPOSE Identifying atrial fibrillation (AF) in outpatients treated with oral anticoagulants (OACs) from claims databases is challenging when the outpatient indication is not available, as OACs are also prescribed for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) that may be treated in the ambulatory setting. An algorithm was developed to identify AF in… CONTINUE READING