Optimizing the use of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation in older people: a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary intervention.

@article{Bajorek2005OptimizingTU,
  title={Optimizing the use of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation in older people: a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary intervention.},
  author={Beata V Bajorek and Ines Krass and Susan J Ogle and Margaret J. Duguid and Gillian M. Shenfield},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={1912-20}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop, implement, and evaluate a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary intervention in a hospital setting that would optimize antithrombotic use in elderly atrial fibrillation patients. The hypothesis that there would be an increase in the proportion of patients receiving antithrombotic therapy at discharge was tested. DESIGN Evidence-based algorithms were developed to define the criteria (stroke risk vs contraindications) by which an elderly patient's requirement for… CONTINUE READING

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