Evaluating the impact of new anticoagulants in the hospital setting

Centro de Investigaciones y Publicaciones Farmaceuticas
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Pharmacy Practice, 2011, 9 (1), pp. 1 - 10
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ABSTRACT* The short-comings of current anticoagulants have led to the development of newer, albeit more expensive, oral alternatives. Objective: To explore the potential impact the new anticoagulants dabigatran and rivaroxaban in the local hospital setting, in terms of utilisation and subsequent costing. Method: A preliminary costing analysis was performed based on a prospective 2-week clinical audit (29th June - 13th July 2009). Data regarding current anticoagulation management were extracted from the medical files of patients admitted to Ryde Hospital. To model potential costing implications of using the newer agents, the reported incidence of VTE/stroke and bleeding events were obtained from key clinical trials.
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