Area:
Women's Health

Impact of a Quality Improvement and Education Initiative on Appropriate Use of Anticoagulant Therapy in Women with Atrial Fibrillation

Organization:
University of Cincinnati

The goal of this project is to reduce the risk of stroke in women by using a computerized decision support tool for individual patient-level decision-making about oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) in ambulatory patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).

We propose to study the impact of adding a quality-improvement (QI) intervention to an educational activity (for practice staff and clinicians) using a computerized decision support tool for individual patient-level decision-making about OAT in patients with non-valvular AF. The QI tool will incorporate individual patients' risk factor profiles for ischemic stroke and bleeding. We will accomplish this by performing a cluster randomized clinical trial of an educational activity, with and without the addition of the QI intervention

Approval Date:
December 2012
Amount Awarded:
$600,000.00
Start Date:
01/01/2013
End Date:
01/01/2015
Status:
Complete
RFP:
Prevention of Stroke in Women
RFP ID:
2012WH1