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Attitudes and perceptions of professionals to anticoagulation: warfarin versus novel/direct oral anticoagulants [Oral Presentation]

Stewart-Watson, Kimberley, Wilkes, Scott and Thomson, Richard (2020) Attitudes and perceptions of professionals to anticoagulation: warfarin versus novel/direct oral anticoagulants [Oral Presentation]. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 28 (S1). ISSN 2042-7174

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Introduction: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for a variety of indications as equal alternatives to warfarin, and stated that the patient's values and preferences should be used to guide choice of agent in a shared decision making process [1]. However, uptake of DOACs had been patchy and slow across the UK [2]. Identifying the perceived barriers to using DOACs could help to develop strategies to overcome these and enable their use where appropriate.
Aim: The study aimed to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of professionals towards oral anticoagulation, and the choice between warfarin and the DOACs.
1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Anticoagulants, including non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Key therapeutic topic [KTT16]. 2016. Available at: [accessed 27/08/2019]
2. Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Initiative. NOACs: Innovation in anticoagulation – Optimising the prevention of AF-related stroke. 2014. Available at: [accessed 27/08/2019]

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Depositing User: Kimberley Stewart-Watson


Item ID: 12007
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ISSN: 2042-7174
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Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 15:49
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 03:38


Author: Kimberley Stewart-Watson ORCID iD
Author: Scott Wilkes ORCID iD
Author: Richard Thomson

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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Sciences > Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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