Table 1

Summary of characteristics of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC)-related events from educational events database

NOACBoehringer Ingelheim NOAC-related eventsBayer NOAC-related eventsPfizer NOAC-related eventsBMS NOAC-related eventsTotal NOAC-related events
(all companies)
Dabigatran (Pradaxa)Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)Apixaban (Eliquis)Apixaban (Eliquis)
Percentage of NOAC-related events over all events by manufacturer (% (no.))28 (626/2223)25 (739/2964)10 (747/7125)22 (685/3151)18 (2797/15463)
Percentage of NOAC-related events sponsored by each manufacturer (% (no.))22 (626/2797)26 (739/2797)27 (747/2797)24 (685/2797)
Attendees (no. (%))§
 Median number of attendances per event (IQR)22 (15–31)19 (12–29)20 (15–25)16 (11–25)20 (12–28)
 Events with nurses104 (17)86 (12)186 (25)220 (32)596 (21)
 Events with registrars24 (4)217 (29)127 (17)78 (11)446 (16)
 Events with general practitioners280 (45)418 (57)240 (32)236 (34)1174 (42)
 Events with haematologists24 (4)99 (13)252 (34)260 (38)635 (23)
 Events with cardiologists440 (70)248 (34)254 (34)35 (5)977 (35)
 Events with pharmacists43 (7)54 (7)61 (8)130 (19)288 (10)
Payments
 Total cost of events$A3 290 443$A1 959 467$A1 541 118$A3 787 717$A10 578 745
 Median event cost per event (IQR)$A2232 ($A1689–$A2984)$A462 ($A205–$A1844)$A270 ($A157–$A1395)$A314 ($A184–$A2064)$A722 ($A210–$A2386)
 Median event cost per attendee (IQR)$A98 ($A77–$A126)$A34 ($A13–$A84)$A13 ($A9–$A74)$A17 ($A12–$A98)$A50 ($A12–$A102)
 Total cost of food and beverages$A2 509 919$A667 586$A513 167$A548 289$A4 238 962
 Median cost of food and beverages per attendee (IQR)$A66 ($A51–$A80)$A59 ($A16–$A82)$A12 ($A9–$A25)$A15 ($A11–$A29)$A17 ($A11–$A65)
 Median cost of food and beverages per event (IQR)$A1386 ($A953–$A2036)$A1111 ($A148–$A2103)$A227 ($A130–$A460)$A244 ($A137–$A651)$A439 ($A169–$A1507)
Food provided* (no. (%))
 Total number of events supplying any food/beverage623 (>99)449 (61)704 (94)609 (89)2385 (85)
 Breakfasts15 (2)8 (1)0126 (18)149 (5)
 Lunches34 (5)28 (4)0314 (46)376 (13)
 Dinners602 (96)2 (<1)4 (<1)176 (26)784 (28)
 Teas22 (4)8 (1)08 (1)38 (1)
 Unspecified meals/beverages1 (<1)405 (55)707 (95)28 (4)1141 (41)
Setting (no. (%))
 Clinical setting13 (2)429 (58)538 (72)470 (69)1450 (52)
 Non-clinical setting613 (98)310 (42)209 (28)215 (31)1347 (48)
Location (no. (%))
 Australia591 (94)712 (96)730 (98)408 (60)2441 (87)
 Overseas35 (6)27 (4)17 (2)277 (40)356 (13)
Type of event (no. (%))
 Organised meetings†576 (92)399 (54)312 (42)264 (39)1551 (55)
 In-services‡040 (5)09 (1)49 (2)
 Journal clubs1 (<1)151 (20)328 (44)288 (42)768 (27)
 Grand rounds011 (1)25 (3)29 (4)65 (2)
 Workshops11 (2)11 (1)01 (<1)23 (1)
 Unspecified38 (6)127 (17)82 (11)94 (14)341 (12)
  • *Percentages do not add to 100% as more than one type of meal could have been served.

  • †Includes satellite symposia, conferences, congresses and seminars.

  • ‡Includes staff training.

  • §Percentages do not add to 100% as more than one type of healthcare professional could have attended an event.