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Screening versus routine practice in detection of atrial fibrillation in patients aged 65 or over: cluster randomised controlled trial.

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OBJECTIVES: To assess whether screening improves the detection of atrial fibrillation (cluster randomisation) and to compare systematic and opportunistic screening. DESIGN: Multicentred cluster randomised controlled trial, with subsidiary trial embedded within the intervention arm. SETTING: 50 primary care centres in England, with further individual randomisation of patients in the intervention practices. PARTICIPANTS: 14,802 patients aged 65 or over in 25 intervention and 25 control practic...

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10.1136/bmj.39280.660567.55

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Fitzmaurice, DA More by this author
Murray, ET More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
335
Issue:
7616
Pages:
383
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:000d82e9-2f4f-4e77-9ab7-595236bc45fa
Source identifiers:
122527
Local pid:
pubs:122527

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