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The prescription patterns of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC) differ according to the socioeconomic level of the population

The GAVINA group from Terres de l´Ebre, led by Dr. Mª Rosa Dalmau Llorca, shows in a new publication the social and gender inequalities in the prescription of anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation.


The objective of this study was to evaluate the socioeconomic and gender differences in the prescription of anticoagulants in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who attended Primary Care. The data were obtained from the SIDIAP database, covering 287 Primary Care centers.

This study concludes that DOAC prescription patterns differ by population. & Nbsp; Women are more likely to receive it than men, while people living in rural and disadvantaged urban areas are less likely to receive this therapy. & Nbsp ; Following current clinical management guidelines could help minimize inequality.

Original article:

The GAVINA Group is made up of Mª Rosa Dalmau Llorca, Carina Aguilar Martín, Noèlia Carrasco Querol, Zojaina Hernández Rojas, Emma Forcadell Drago, Dolores Rodríguez Cumplido, Elisabet Castro Blanco, Josep Mª Pepió Vilaubí, Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves, Ermengol Coma Redón and José Fernández Sáez.