Sandy Middleton

Summary

Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Clinical guidelines for acute stroke management: which recommendations should remain consensus-based?
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
    J Vasc Nurs 31:72-83. 2013
  2. pmc Peri-operative nurses' knowledge and reported practice of pressure injury risk assessment and prevention: A before-after intervention study
    Sally Sutherland-Fraser
    EM Deputy Director, EMaher Research Assistant, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, St Vincent s Hospital, Level 5, DeLacy Building, 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    BMC Nurs 11:25. 2012
  3. pmc Determinants of successful clinical networks: the conceptual framework and study protocol
    Mary Haines
    Sax Institute, Haymarket, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:16. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Death, dependency and health status 90 days following hospital admission for acute stroke in NSW
    S Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University
    Intern Med J 41:736-43. 2011
  5. doi request reprint An outcomes approach to stroke care: the importance of teamwork and evidence-based nursing care
    Sandy Middleton
    National Centre for ClinicalOutcomes Research, Australian Catholic University and Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Executive Suite Level 5, DeLacy Building, St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst 2010, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 7:224-6. 2012
  6. pmc Fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction management in acute stroke: A cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge transfer
    Sandy Middleton
    St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney, Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010, NSW, Australia
    Implement Sci 4:16. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke (QASC): a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney and School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, NSW, Australia
    Lancet 378:1699-706. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Nursing practice environment: how does one Australian hospital compare with magnet hospitals?
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Unit, St Vincents and Mater Health, and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing NSW and ACT, ACU National, North Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:366-72. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Why fellowship? Peak professional bodies, peer recognition and credentialing in Australia
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Unit, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney, Australia
    Collegian 16:177-83. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The first Australian nurse practitioner census: A protocol to guide standardized collection of information about an emergent professional group
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:517-24. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Clinical guidelines for acute stroke management: which recommendations should remain consensus-based?
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
    J Vasc Nurs 31:72-83. 2013
    ..Assessing the views of what areas require more robust research evidence according to academic and clinical experts may allow for prioritization and optimal allocation of scarce research resources...
  2. pmc Peri-operative nurses' knowledge and reported practice of pressure injury risk assessment and prevention: A before-after intervention study
    Sally Sutherland-Fraser
    EM Deputy Director, EMaher Research Assistant, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, St Vincent s Hospital, Level 5, DeLacy Building, 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    BMC Nurs 11:25. 2012
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  3. pmc Determinants of successful clinical networks: the conceptual framework and study protocol
    Mary Haines
    Sax Institute, Haymarket, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:16. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Death, dependency and health status 90 days following hospital admission for acute stroke in NSW
    S Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University
    Intern Med J 41:736-43. 2011
    ..We report 90-day outcomes for a cohort of acute stroke patients in New South Wales (NSW), Australia prior to randomization to a large cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT), the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) trial...
  5. doi request reprint An outcomes approach to stroke care: the importance of teamwork and evidence-based nursing care
    Sandy Middleton
    National Centre for ClinicalOutcomes Research, Australian Catholic University and Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Executive Suite Level 5, DeLacy Building, St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst 2010, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 7:224-6. 2012
    ..They also had significantly: fewer episodes of fever, lower mean temperatures, lower mean blood glucose levels, and better screening for swallowing difficulties...
  6. pmc Fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction management in acute stroke: A cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge transfer
    Sandy Middleton
    St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney, Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010, NSW, Australia
    Implement Sci 4:16. 2009
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australia New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (ANZCTR) No: ACTRN12608000563369...
  7. doi request reprint Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke (QASC): a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney and School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, NSW, Australia
    Lancet 378:1699-706. 2011
    ..We assessed patient outcomes 90 days after hospital admission for stroke following a multidisciplinary intervention targeting evidence-based management of fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke units (ASUs)...
  8. doi request reprint Nursing practice environment: how does one Australian hospital compare with magnet hospitals?
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Unit, St Vincents and Mater Health, and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing NSW and ACT, ACU National, North Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:366-72. 2008
    ..Hospitals could benefit from undertaking a similar practice environment baseline measure prior to applying for accreditation, thus enabling targeting of pre-identified service gaps and areas for improvement...
  9. ncbi request reprint Why fellowship? Peak professional bodies, peer recognition and credentialing in Australia
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Unit, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney, Australia
    Collegian 16:177-83. 2009
    ..Fellowship therefore, often brings with it specific privileges of a symbolic or material nature, or both...
  10. doi request reprint The first Australian nurse practitioner census: A protocol to guide standardized collection of information about an emergent professional group
    Sandy Middleton
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:517-24. 2010
    ..Rigorous collection of standardized items will ensure health policy is informed by reliable and valid data. We will re-administer the survey 2 years following the first survey to measure change over time...
  11. ncbi request reprint Identifying measures for evaluating new models of nursing care: a survey of NSW nurse practitioners
    Sandy Middleton
    ACU National, School of Nursing NSW and ACT, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 13:331-40. 2007
    ..Our results provide a unique set of indicators with which to evaluate process and outcome measures of NP services. Standard outcome measures will enable NPs to evaluate their service efficiently and to benchmark against other NPs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reviewing recommendations of root cause analyses
    Sandy Middleton
    School of Nursing NSW and ACT, Australian Catholic University, PO Box 968, North Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2059, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 31:288-95. 2007
    ..To determine the opinion of medical and nursing clinicians of recommendations arising from root cause analyses (RCAs) conducted between 1 April 2003 and 30 September 2004 in one Sydney Area Health Service...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessing surgeons' disclosure of risk information before carotid endarterectomy
    Sandy Middleton
    School of Nursing NSW, ACU National, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 76:618-24. 2006
    ..A survey was conducted to determine patients' recall of the extent and effect of preoperative disclosure by surgeons to patients of risks about carotid endarterectomy (CEA)...
  14. doi request reprint The status of Australian nurse practitioners: the second national census
    Sandy Middleton
    Australian Catholic University, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 35:448-54. 2011
    ..To profile Australian nurse practitioners and their practice in 2009 and compare results with a similar 2007 census. METHODS; Self-administered questionnaire...
  15. doi request reprint Clients' understanding of the role of nurse practitioners
    Jane Allnutt
    School of Nursing NSW and ACT, Australian Catholic University, PO Box 958, North Sydney, NSW 2059, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 34:59-65. 2010
    ..022). Successful implementation and expansion of the NP role requires NP visibility in the community. Despite high levels of satisfaction, more awareness of the scope of the NP role is required...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC): process evaluation of an intervention to improve the management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following acute stroke
    Peta Drury
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW, Australia School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine NSW and ACT, Australian Catholic University, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 9:766-76. 2014
    ..We designed a quantitative process evaluation to further explain and illuminate this finding...
  17. pmc A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial of early intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by practice nurse-general practitioner teams: Study Protocol
    Jeremy M Bunker
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:83. 2012
    ..General practice is moving towards more structured chronic disease management, and the increasing involvement of practice nurses in delivering chronic care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nursing intervention after carotid endarterectomy: a randomized trial of Co-ordinated Care Post-Discharge (CCPD)
    Sandy Middleton
    Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 52:250-61. 2005
    ..This paper reports a study evaluating the short-term impact of nursing-led, co-ordinated care after discharge following carotid endarterectomy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Case scenarios to assess Australian general practitioners' understanding of stroke diagnosis, management, and prevention
    Sandy Middleton
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Stroke 34:2681-6. 2003
    ..Stroke represents the third-leading cause of death in Western society. Prompt and appropriate intervention for those with stroke or at risk of stroke is highly dependent on general practitioners' (GPs') knowledge and referral practices...
  20. doi request reprint Management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following hospital admission for acute stroke in New South Wales, Australia
    Peta Drury
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW, Australia School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine NSW and ACT, Australian Catholic University, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 9:23-31. 2014
    ..We report treatment and monitoring practices for these three items from a cohort of acute stroke patients prior to randomization in the Quality in Acute Stroke Care trial...
  21. ncbi request reprint Care of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nicholas A Zwar
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:394-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate a partnership model of care for patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  22. pmc Educational outreach visits to improve venous thromboembolism prevention in hospitalised medical patients: a prospective before-and-after intervention study
    Jed Duff
    St Vincent s Private Hospital Sydney, Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:398. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Development and interrater reliability testing of a telephone interview training programme for Australian nurse interviewers
    Tracey Ahern
    Australian Catholic University, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 33:470-4. 2013
    ..A team of several registered nurses was recruited and trained as telephone interviewers. The aim of this paper is to report on development and evaluation of the training process for telephone interviewers...
  24. doi request reprint Continence management in acute stroke: a survey of current practices in Australia
    Louise Anne Jordan
    New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 67:94-104. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to determine current national urinary incontinence management practices in Australian acute stroke units and their concordance with the National Stroke Foundation guidelines...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice
    Nicholas A Zwar
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW n zwarATunsw edu au
    Med J Aust 195:168-71. 2011
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Setting stroke research priorities: The consumer perspective
    Pukkaporn Sangvatanakul
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
    J Vasc Nurs 28:121-31. 2010
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Health service management study for stroke: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate two models of stroke care
    Daniel K Y Chan
    Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 9:400-5. 2014
    ..The most effective and efficient model for providing organized stroke care remains uncertain. This study aimed to compare the effect of two models in a randomized controlled trial...
  28. ncbi request reprint Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: study protocol for the Out-and-About trial
    Annie McCluskey
    Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:54-8. 2013
    ..Yet fewer than 20% of people with stroke receive enough of these sessions in their local community to change outcomes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy: how does the Australian state of New South Wales compare with international benchmarks?
    Sandy Middleton
    Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Vasc Surg 36:62-9. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in New South Wales, Australia...
  30. doi request reprint Comprehensive stroke units: a review of comparative evidence and experience
    Daniel K Y Chan
    Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:260-4. 2013
    ..Most stroke units are either acute or rehabilitation, but comprehensive (combined acute and rehabilitation) model (comprehensive stroke unit) is less common...
  31. doi request reprint Educational outreach visits to improve nurses' use of mechanical venous thromboembolism prevention in hospitalized medical patients
    Jed Duff
    St Vincent s Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia Electronic address
    J Vasc Nurs 31:139-49. 2013
    ..5 minutes of preparation for every minute spent face to face with participants. Further research into the specific mechanism of action is required to explain the variability in clinical effect seen with this intervention...
  32. doi request reprint A study of 90-day outcomes for a cohort of patients admitted to an Australian metropolitan acute stroke unit
    Asmara Jammali-Blasi
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Vasc Nurs 29:3-10. 2011
    ..In particular, aggressive management of stroke risk factors to prevent recurrent stroke is warranted...
  33. pmc The management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in Australian general practice: bridging the evidence-practice gap. A national, representative postal survey
    Melina Gattellari
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales and Centre for Research Management, Evidence and Surveillance Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:62. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify gaps in current care, and asked GPs to identify potentially useful strategies to overcome barriers to best practice...
  34. ncbi request reprint Vascular disease risk factor management 4 years after carotid endarterectomy: are opportunities missed?
    Sandy Middleton
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 73:225-31. 2003
    ..Because a large percentage of patients surviving carotid endarterectomy (CEA) subsequently die from a vascular cause, the aim of the present paper was to determine risk factor management for a cohort of patients 4 years after their CEA...
  35. doi request reprint An investigation of family carers' needs following stroke survivors' discharge from acute hospital care in Australia
    Lin Perry
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 33:1890-900. 2011
    ..K. were used with Australian stroke carers to assess their stroke-related knowledge, perceived needs, satisfaction with services received and sense of burden after stroke patients' discharge home from acute hospital care...
  36. pmc A qualitative study of stakeholder views of the conditions for and outcomes of successful clinical networks
    Elizabeth McInnes
    Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research, St Vincent s Public Hospital Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:49. 2012
    ..This qualitative study identified stakeholder views on i) the conditions for effective clinical networks; and ii) desirable outcomes of successful clinical networks...
  37. pmc Delivering an evidence-based outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: barriers and enablers experienced by community rehabilitation teams
    Annie McCluskey
    Community Based Health Care Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:18. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to identify barriers and enablers, as perceived by allied health professionals, to delivering an evidence-based (Level 1) outdoor journey intervention for people with stroke...
  38. ncbi request reprint Implementing root cause analysis in an area health service: views of the participants
    Sandy Middleton
    School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, PO Box 968, North Sydney, NSW
    Aust Health Rev 29:422-8. 2005
    ..This study identifies the attitudes of participants in the root cause analysis (RCA) process and barriers to it's implementation within one New South Wales area health service...
  39. doi request reprint Evaluation of the implementation of a bowel management protocol in intensive care: effect on clinician practices and patient outcomes
    Serena Knowles
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW, Australia Intensive Care Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 23:716-30. 2014
    ..To evaluate the effect of a multifaceted implementation of a bowel management protocol on outcomes for intensive care patients, in particular the incidence of constipation and diarrhoea, and on clinicians' bowel management practices...
  40. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse and GP partnership for care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicholas Zwar
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 8:8. 2008
    ..The aim is to determine the impact of this partnership on the quality of care and patient outcomes...
  41. pmc Preventing hypothermia in elective arthroscopic shoulder surgery patients: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Jed Duff
    St Vincent s Private Hospital, and Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent s and Mater Health Sydney Australian Catholic University, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    BMC Surg 12:14. 2012
    ..This trial will investigate the effect of these interventions on patients' temperature, thermal comfort, and total recovery time...
  42. ncbi request reprint Are there commonalities among audit tools used to measure carotid endarterectomy outcomes in New South Wales?
    Sandy Middleton
    Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 72:21-4. 2002
    ..To prepare for a state-wide audit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA), we sought to ascertain pre-existing practices and identify common process and outcome measures among audits tools used by NSW vascular surgeons...
  43. pmc Atrial fibrillation and thromboprophylaxis in heart failure: the need for patient-centered approaches to address adherence
    Caleb Ferguson
    Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 9:3-11. 2013
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint What people say about travelling outdoors after their stroke: a qualitative study
    Lara Barnsley
    Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Occup Ther J 59:71-8. 2012
    ..Many people cannot drive or use public transport, which can restrict participation. This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences and attitudes of people following stroke to travelling outdoors early after hospital discharge...
  45. pmc Increasing delivery of an outdoor journey intervention to people with stroke: A feasibility study involving five community rehabilitation teams
    Annie McCluskey
    Community Based Health Care Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Implement Sci 5:59. 2010
    ..A secondary aim was to measure the impact of this change on client outcomes...
  46. doi request reprint Nurses report a healthy culture: results of the Practice Environment Scale (Australia) in an Australian hospital seeking Magnet recognition
    Kim Walker
    Nursing Research Institute, Australian Catholic University, St Vincent s Private Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:616-23. 2010
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Audit of long-term mortality and morbidity outcomes for carotid endarterectomy
    Sandy Middleton
    Division of Population Health, Central Sydney Area Health Service, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
    Aust Health Rev 25:81-91. 2002
    ..10, df = 142, P = 0.04). We conclude that patients undergoing CEA are at high risk of dying from vascular causes, inviting concerted efforts in discharge planning to co-ordinate optimal vascular risk factor management...
  48. ncbi request reprint GPs' views of quality initiatives to improve stroke outcomes following carotid endarterectomy
    Sandy Middleton
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 32:858-61. 2003
    ..General practitioners' satisfaction with previous referral of patients may influence their future specialist referral patterns...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effective discharge policy: are we getting there?
    Sandy Middleton
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW
    Aust Health Rev 28:255-9. 2004
    ..Usefulness of discharge communications to patients' GPs also was ascertained...
  50. ncbi request reprint Contamination of interventional research is possible through GP membership of more than one division
    Sandy Middleton
    Division of Population Health, Central Sydney Area Health Service, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 32:95-6. 2003
    ..General practice divisions were promoted in the 1990s to provide support for general practitioners. Membership patterns are not well understood and may have implications for research and health services development...
  51. ncbi request reprint Arrival time to stroke unit as crucial a measure as arrival time to emergency department
    Sandy Middleton
    Stroke 39:e5. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Barriers to the use of anticoagulation for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a representative survey of Australian family physicians
    Melina Gattellari
    Stroke 39:227-30. 2008
    ..Anticoagulation reduces the risk of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation yet remains underused. We explored barriers to the use of anticoagulants among Australian family physicians...