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Titolo:
ANTICOAGULANT TREATMENT IN PRIMARY HEALTH-CARE IN FINLAND
Autore:
ESKOLA K; AITTONIEMI P; KURUNMAKI H; LATVANEVALA A; PALONEVA M; WALLIN AM; VIITANIEMI M; VIRJO I; YLINEN S; OHMAN S; ISOKOSKI M;
Indirizzi:
KYLMANLAHDENTIE 6 FIN-42700 KEURUU FINLAND TAMPERE UNIV,SCH MED,DEPT GEN PRACTICE FIN-33101 TAMPERE FINLAND CTR HLTH SEINAJOKI FINLAND CTR HLTH KURIKKA FINLAND CTR HLTH VAASA FINLAND CTR HLTH ORAVAINEN FINLAND CTR HLTH AHTARI FINLAND TAMPERE UNIV,TAMPERE SCH PUBL HLTH FIN-33101 TAMPERE FINLAND
Titolo Testata:
Scandinavian journal of primary health care
fascicolo: 3, volume: 14, anno: 1996,
pagine: 165 - 170
SICI:
0281-3432(1996)14:3<165:ATIPHI>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HOSPITAL ANTICOAGULANT; ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION; GENERAL-PRACTICE; WARFARIN;
Keywords:
ANTICOAGULANT TREATMENT; ATRIAL FIBRILLATION; FINLAND; PREVALENCE; WARFARIN; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; QUALITY ASSURANCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
K. Eskola et al., "ANTICOAGULANT TREATMENT IN PRIMARY HEALTH-CARE IN FINLAND", Scandinavian journal of primary health care, 14(3), 1996, pp. 165-170

Abstract

Objective - To establish the prevalence of anticoagulant (AC) treatment, the indications, and the quality of care in primary health care. Design - A cross-sectional study, in which patients on AC treatment were identified from laboratory records. The main and second indications for AC treatment and the last value of the AC-test were taken from medical records. Setting - Eight Finnish health centres with a total population of 182 091 inhabitants. Results - A total of 1255 patients on AC treatment were identified, 48% of them men. The mean age was 68.9 years. The age-adjusted prevalence of AC treatment was 0.65%. The commonest main indication was atrial fibrillation (38%). It was the main or second indication in 591 patients (age-adjusted prevalence 0.30%). Thenext commonest main indication was deep vein thrombosis (15%), followed by pulmonary embolism (8%). A total of 274 (22%) patients were anticoagulated for cerebral circulatory disturbances. 86% of the latest prothrombin time values fell within recommended ranges. Conclusion - Theprevalence of AC treatment in Finland seems to be high. The proportion of patients with atrial fibrillation is high, differing from the results in other countries. The monitoring of AC-treatment as the generalpractioner's responsibility functions well. The quality of care is good, even in older age groups.

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