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C-CUSP ED

Official Title

Canadian Community Utilization of Stroke Prevention Study – Emergency Department

Status

Ongoing

Overview

Research question:  Does a multidisciplinary emergency department-based intervention, using patient educational materials and prescription of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) with immediate follow-up by a community-based clinic dedicated to the care of atrial fibrillation (AF), improve emergency physician prescription of new NOAC for patients presenting to the emergency department with AF?

Study Design

Multicenter pragmatic three-phase implementation study

Primary Endpoint

Rate of new oral anticoagulant (OAC) prescriptions at emergency department (ED) discharge in patients with atrial fibrillation who are OAC eligible but were not on OAC at ED presentation

Number of Patients

360

Number of Sites

2

Number of Countries

1

Study Period

2015-2016

Principal Investigator

Ratika Parkash, Jeff Healey, Robby Nieuwlaat

Program Manager

Kimberly Begley

Research Coordinator

Andrea Ling

Collaborators

Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (C-SPIN)