Protocol to assess the effectiveness and safety of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) vs warfarin in real world settings: cohort study in primary care

Hippisley-Cox, Julia and Coupland, Carol (2016) Protocol to assess the effectiveness and safety of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) vs warfarin in real world settings: cohort study in primary care. Documentation. University of Nottingham. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (328kB)

Abstract

Anticoagulants are used to treat thrombosis and to prevent thrombosis and stroke among those at high risk. Older anticoagulants such as warfarin can be effective but require regular monitoring and may lead to major bleeding and even death. Newer anticoagulants may not need blood tests but they are quite expensive. There is a lack of information on how safe these new treatments are in the longer term since the original trials were done over relatively short periods of time. Also the trials were done in selected patients who may be different from patients in real world settings. So there is a need to establish how safe the new anticoagulants are compared with the older ones when used in real world settings over longer periods of time. Our aim is use a large primary care research database (QResearch) to investigate the unintended effects of novel anticoagulants (NOACS) in primary care populations compared with warfarin. Our specific objective is to evaluate bleeding, stroke and thrombosis outcomes associated with NOACs (both individual drugs & class effect) compared with warfarin in NHS patients.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Keywords: warfarin, novel anticoagulants, incident user design, stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation, drug safety, primary care, primary care databases
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Related URLs:
URLURL Type
http://www.qresearch.orgUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 13:35
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35133

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View