As a geriatrician, I enjoyed reading the report of Brass et al1 on the underuse of warfarin sodium treatment in the elderly, even in the best candidates for that type of treatment. In a previous report,2 I also analyzed reports of underuse in an effort to find an explanation for this unfortunate phenomenon. I, however, came to a different conclusion.
Portnoi VA. The Underuse of Warfarin Treatment in the Elderly. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(12):1374-1375. doi: