Alarm over anticoagulant prescribing in AF

Elderly patients with atrial fibrillation face a lottery when it comes to rational anticoagulant prescribing, according to an Australian study.

The retrospective analysis of 3125 patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving a home medicine review suggested that doctors are not always taking risk scores into account when they prescribe.  

Although anticoagulants are considered the best

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