Simulation-Based Education for Physicians to Increase Oral Anticoagulants in Hospitalized Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.


Department of Neuroscience, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


This study was intended to determine whether a simulation-based education addressed to physicians was able to increase the proportion of hospitalized elderly with atrial fibrillation prescribed with oral anticoagulants (OACs) compared with the usual practice.


Atrial fibrillation,Cluster randomized trial,Internal medicine and geriatric wards,Older people,Oral anticoagulants,SIM-AF trial,Simulation-based education,