Atrial fibrillation in a primary care population: how close to NICE guidelines are we?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253732
Title:
Atrial fibrillation in a primary care population: how close to NICE guidelines are we?
Authors:
Loo, Bryan; Parnell, Cath; Brook, Gerald; Southall, Ed; Mahy, Ian
Affiliation:
South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Department of Cardiology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. bloo@nhs.net
Citation:
Atrial fibrillation in a primary care population: how close to NICE guidelines are we? 2009, 9 (3):219-23 Clin Med
Publisher:
Clinical medicine (London, England)
Journal:
Clinical medicine (London, England)
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253732
PubMed ID:
19634382
Abstract:
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation were published in June 2006. It was anticipated that they would potentially lead to increased demand for echocardiography (ECHO), increased access to secondary care services (for example for cardioversion), and require additional resources for monitoring anticoagulation. A primary care survey was therefore initiated in South Devon, in advance of publication of the guidelines as a snapshot of existing practice, to determine any additional resources and education required to meet the new standards. The main aim was to determine what proportion of patients were managed exclusively in primary care, how frequently patients were investigated by ECHO and whether anticoagulation was being appropriately targeted at patients at high risk of thromboembolic events.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anticoagulants; Atrial Fibrillation; Echocardiography; Electrocardiography; England; Female; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Prevalence; Primary Health Care; Referral and Consultation; Risk Assessment; Stroke
ISSN:
1470-2118

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLoo, Bryanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorParnell, Cathen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrook, Geralden_GB
dc.contributor.authorSouthall, Eden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMahy, Ianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-28T14:06:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-28T14:06:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationAtrial fibrillation in a primary care population: how close to NICE guidelines are we? 2009, 9 (3):219-23 Clin Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1470-2118-
dc.identifier.pmid19634382-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/253732-
dc.description.abstractThe National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation were published in June 2006. It was anticipated that they would potentially lead to increased demand for echocardiography (ECHO), increased access to secondary care services (for example for cardioversion), and require additional resources for monitoring anticoagulation. A primary care survey was therefore initiated in South Devon, in advance of publication of the guidelines as a snapshot of existing practice, to determine any additional resources and education required to meet the new standards. The main aim was to determine what proportion of patients were managed exclusively in primary care, how frequently patients were investigated by ECHO and whether anticoagulation was being appropriately targeted at patients at high risk of thromboembolic events.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherClinical medicine (London, England)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Clinical medicine (London, England)en_GB
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAnticoagulants-
dc.subject.meshAtrial Fibrillation-
dc.subject.meshEchocardiography-
dc.subject.meshElectrocardiography-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.subject.meshStroke-
dc.titleAtrial fibrillation in a primary care population: how close to NICE guidelines are we?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSouth West Cardiothoracic Centre, Department of Cardiology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. bloo@nhs.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalClinical medicine (London, England)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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