Quality adjusted life years (QALY) for older subjects with atrial fibrillation

Patient Group QALY
Warfarin No Therapy
Age >75 years, concurrent NSAID and PPI/misoprostol, no risk factors for GI bleed 7.84 7.39
Age >65 years, no other risk factors for stroke 11.5 11.8
  • Selected groups from analyses using the Markov model (Desbiens, 2002; Man-Son-Hing and Laupacis, 2002). GI, gastrointestinal; PPI, proton pump inhibitor.