Patient values and preferences when choosing anticoagulants

  title={Patient values and preferences when choosing anticoagulants},
  author={Ana Ma Palacio and Irene Kirolos and Leonardo Tamariz},
  booktitle={Patient preference and adherence},
BACKGROUND New oral anticoagulants have similar efficacy and lower bleeding rates compared with warfarin. However, in case of bleeding there is no specific antidote to reverse their effects. We evaluated the preferences and values of anticoagulants of patients at risk of atrial fibrillation and those who have already made a decision regarding anticoagulation. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of Veterans in the primary care clinics and the international normalized ratio (INR… CONTINUE READING