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Methods and Results: All patients who had an incident hospitalization from 2010 to 2019 with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Scotland were included in this cohort study. Community drug dispensing data were used to determine prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy and comorbidity status. Logistic regression modelling was used to evaluate patient factors associated with treatment with vitamin K antagonists and direct oral anticoagulants. A total of 172,989 patients (48% women [82,833/172,989]) had an incident hospitalization with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Scotland between 2010 and 2019. By 2019, factor Xa inhibitors accounted for 83.6% of all oral anticoagulants prescribed, while treatment with vitamin K antagonists and direct thrombin inhibitors declined to 15.9% and 0.6%, respectively. Women were less likely to be prescribed any oral anticoagulation therapy compared to men (adjusted odds ratio, aOR 0.68 [95% CI, CI 0.67-0.70]). This disparity was mainly attributed to vitamin K antagonists (aOR 0.68 [95% CI 0.66-0.70]), whilst there was less disparity in use of factor Xa inhibitors between women and men (aOR 0.92 [95% CI 0.90-0.95]).
Women with non-valvular atrial fibrillation were significantly less likely to be prescribed vitamin K antagonists compared to men. Most patients admitted to hospital in Scotland with incident non-valvular atrial fibrillation are now treated with factor Xa inhibitors and this is associated with less treatment disparities between women and men.
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1/08/19 → 31/07/20
High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I and Risk Stratification of Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome
Mills, N. & Lee, K.
26/03/18 → 3/08/21