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GPs told to review aspirin use in patients with atrial fibrillation

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I don't think anyone is expected to do this any way other than opportunistically. When aspirin was no longer a treatment for primary prevention, I ensured all the repeat scripts for aspirin came to me, in order to check the indication. This enabled me to also stop it for AF and bring them in for discussion of anticoagulation - which at the time was part of a prescribing incentive. We need to be careful about objecting to offering patients the treatments in line with best practice, as this is our job. This does not need to entail recall letters - a pragmatic approach through prescribing or chronic disease reviews should be perfectly acceptable.

Posted date

18 Jun 2014

Posted time

5:11pm

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