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Patient perspectives on AF management: high satisfaction, but could do better

Publication date: Monday, 07 July 2014
Contributor(s): Ameet Bakhai, Anna Sandberg, Sherin Wagih

Patient satisfaction with treatment is a key component of the successful management of chronic conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF). In the EUropean Patient Survey in Atrial Fibrillation (EUPS-AF) survey, UK patients reported the highest rates of satisfaction with their healthcare system and quality of care. However, only about half of UK patients reported receiving regular anticoagulation testing and about one third had never or rarely had a medication review. This survey provides important insights into the current provision of care that should be taken into account when designing and commissioning patient-centred AF services.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 7 Number 3 Oct-Nov-Dec 2014
Print edition page(s): 122
Contributor(s): Ameet Bakhai, Anna Sandberg, Sherin Wagih

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