David J. Gladstone, MD, PhD; William H. Geerts, MD; James Douketis, MD; Noah Ivers, MD, PhD; Jeff S. Healey, MD; Kori Leblanc, PharmD
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Dr. Ken Gruchalla (Health Canada) for valuable comments on an earlier draft and Najla Nina Zahr (OpenLab, University Health Network, Toronto) for graphic design assistance for the checklist. The authors also thank numerous external reviewers, clinic nurses, and members of national professional organizations for the feedback received on earlier drafts. Dr. Gladstone thanks the Division of Neurology and Department of Medicine of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto.
Grant Support: This article and the accompanying checklist were conceived, developed, authored, and revised by the authors as an investigator-initiated academic project, independent of industry, and refined through pilot-testing in outpatient clinics. Dr. Gladstone's research program is supported by the Bastable-Potts Chair in Stroke Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Sunnybrook Department of Medicine Research Committee, the University of Toronto Department of Medicine Eaton Scholar Award, the Sam Sorbara Charitable Foundation, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Dr. Ivers is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award in Community-Based Primary Health Care and a New Investigator Award from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.
Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0143.
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Gladstone: Regional Stroke Prevention Clinic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, A442-2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada.
Dr. Geerts: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room D764, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada.
Dr. Douketis: St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Room F-544, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6, Canada.
Dr. Ivers: Women's College Hospital Family Practice, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2, Canada.
Dr. Healey: Room C3-121, DBCVSRI Building, Hamilton Health Sciences, General Site, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada.
Dr. Leblanc: Pharmacy Department, 585 University Avenue, Clinical Services Building, BCS-080, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2N2, Canada.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: D.J. Gladstone, K. Leblanc.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: D.J. Gladstone, J. Douketis, N. Ivers, K. Leblanc.
Drafting of the article: D.J. Gladstone, W.H. Geerts, J. Douketis, N. Ivers, K. Leblanc.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: D.J. Gladstone, W.H. Geerts, J. Douketis, J.S. Healey, K. Leblanc.
Final approval of the article: D.J. Gladstone, W.H. Geerts, J. Douketis, N. Ivers, J.S. Healey, K. Leblanc.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: N. Ivers, K. Leblanc.
Collection and assembly of data: D.J. Gladstone, N. Ivers, K. Leblanc.
David J. Gladstone, William H. Geerts, James Douketis, Noah Ivers, Jeff S. Healey, Kori Leblanc. How to Monitor Patients Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Practice Tool Endorsed by Thrombosis Canada, the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Cardiovascular Pharmacists Network, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:382–385. doi: 10.7326/M15-0143
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(5):382-385.
Cardiology, Neurology, Prevention/Screening, Rhythm Disorders and Devices, Stroke.
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