Multimorbidity, frailty and self-care: Important considerations in anticoagulation. Outcomes of the AFASTER study

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Ferguson, Caleb, Inglis, Sally, Newton, Phillip, Middleton, Sandra Jane, Macdonald, Peter and Davidson, Patricia M.. (2017) Multimorbidity, frailty and self-care: Important considerations in anticoagulation. Outcomes of the AFASTER study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 16(2), pp. 113 - 124. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515116642604
AuthorsFerguson, Caleb, Inglis, Sally, Newton, Phillip, Middleton, Sandra Jane, Macdonald, Peter and Davidson, Patricia M.
Abstract

This study sought to describe the clinical characteristics of a cohort of patients admitted to hospital with CHF and concomitant AF and to document the rate and type of thromboprophylaxis. We examined the practice patterns of the prescription of treatment and determined the predictors of adverse events.

KeywordsChronic heart failure; atrial fibrillation; anticoagulation drugs; readmission to hospital; mortality; multi-morbidity; frailty; self-care
Year2017
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Journal citation16 (2), pp. 113 - 124
PublisherSage
ISSN1873-1953
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515116642604
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85011629432
Page range113 - 124
Research GroupNursing Research Institute
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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