CVD risk management in primary care “sub-optimal”

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Description

“Adopting the absolute risk assessment approach has not improved adherence to management guidelines, similar to the experience in Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom,” the researchers wrote.

Subject

Cardiovascular disease, prevention, primary care, voluntary patient enrollment 

Period5 Oct 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleCVD risk management in primary care “sub-optimal"
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletInsightPlus MJA
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date5/10/20
    DescriptionThe new research, published in the MJA, has found significant room for improvement in the implementation of CVD preventive care guidelines in general practice.

    “Adopting the absolute risk assessment approach has not improved adherence to management guidelines, similar to the experience in Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom,” the researchers wrote.

    The researchers examined the implementation of the 2012 guidelines – based on absolute CVD risk estimates – by analysing electronic medical record data of more than 100 000 patients from 95 practices across four states and territories.
    PersonsMark Morgan