Key points for anticoagulants

The NPS Medicinewise educational program Oral anticoagulants — achieving good anticoagulant practice reviews current guidance for health professionals on the role of warfarin and the newer oral anticoagulants in preventing stroke and venous thromboembolism.

Key messages

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  • The NPS Medicinewise educational program Oral anticoagulants — achieving good anticoagulant practice focusses on optimal use of warfarin and the newer oral anticoagulants dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban (see program Key messages).
  • Recent NPS RADAR articles have discussed the evidence behind use of: