Study reveals deep inequalities of care for atrial fibrillat
The study compared recommended treatment (oral anticoagulation such as warfarin), less effective treatment (aspirin), and no treatment. Compared to white patients, Black and other ethnic minorities patients were 22%, and 24% less likely to receive oral anticoagulation, respectively. These estimates have taken into account patient age, sex, comorbidities, residence deprivation, and bleeding risk factors. Patients living in the most deprived areas were 15% less likely to receive oral anticoagulation, compared to patients living in the least deprived areas.

Source: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0262033
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