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dc.contributor.authorLoo, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorParnell, Cath
dc.contributor.authorBrook, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorSouthall, Ed
dc.contributor.authorMahy, Ian
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.
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
html.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.


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