TITLE

Review: Framingham risk scores have variable accuracy in predicting CVD events in different patient populations

AUTHOR(S)
Brindle, P.; Beswick, A.; Fahey, T.; Ebrahim, S.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a review of a study on the accuracy of Framingham risk assessments for predicting cardiovascular disease in different groups of patients. It is concluded that Framingham risk assessments have variable accuracies in predicting cardiovascular disease in several patient populations. In addition, risk assessments provided to physicians for individual patients did not consistently improve health outcomes.
ACCESSION #
25169136

 

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