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Stroke prevention through optimal anticoagulation

If half of atrial fibrillation patients who currently receive warfarin in a routine care setting had their anti-coagulation optimized, around 9,000 strokes and more than 29,000 bleeds would be prevented.

Caro, JJ. An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation. Am J Managed Care. 2004; 10(14): S451-61. An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation

Reference

Title
An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation
Publication
Am J Managed Care
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Caro, JJ
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 14
Pages
S451-61
URL
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