Community pharmacy-based study of adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Belgian study (n=766) found a positive patient attitude towards DOAC therapy, with 21% reporting non-adherence according to the Medication Adherence Report Scale, and unintentional non-adherence being the most commonly reported reason (15.4%).

SPS commentary:

Authors advise, that owing to the baseline thromboembolic risk and short half life of the drugs, further optimisations of DOAC use seems warranted in this population.