This key therapeutic topic has been reincluded in the September 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. This document summarises the evidence base on anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs). It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

The topic was originally called anticoagulants, including non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs).

This key therapeutic topic was updated in September 2019.