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Atrial fibrillation is a common condition that increases the risk of stroke, particularly in older people and for those with other comorbidities.

We will prevent death or disability caused by stroke in people with atrial fibrillation through a pathway for diagnosis and management, as well as an education package.


We have shared our suggested pathway for treating patients with atrial fibrillation with 12 participating sites. We will start evaluating this in January 2020.


Reduced variation in how people hospitalised for AF are managed and treated in the emergency department


  • 100% reduction in hospital readmissions in target population
  • 100% reduction in use of inappropriate Direct Current Reversion in the ED
  • Increased % of patients with a new diagnosis of AF prescribed oral anticoagulants on discharge

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Chronic
Safer Care Victoria
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