Large variations in the use of oral anticoagulants in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation: a Swedish national perspective.

OBJECTIVES To explore nation-wide use of anticoagulation in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation, in routine clinical practice in Sweden. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING Patients included in Riks-Stroke, the Swedish national quality register for stroke care, during 2001. SUBJECTS Hospitals with incomplete coverage were excluded… (More)