The Sandwell Project: a controlled evaluation of a programme of targeted screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease in primary care
- Should you restrict your cardiac patient from driving? Devarajan, Sumathi; Eiff, M. Patrice; Hamilton, Andrew // Journal of Family Practice;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p381
The article examines the need for primary care physicians to restrict their cardiac patients from driving. The answer depends on the patient's particular condition. However, the decision can be guided by various cardiovascular society consensus conferences. It is also sensible to restrict...
- Hutt harnesses online risk assessor. McMillan, Virginia // New Zealand Doctor;9/12/2007, p11
This article reports on the move of Ropata Community Primary Health Organization (PHO) in New Zealand to utilize the Predict cardiovascular risk software to provide primary care to patients at risk of cardiovascular diseases. Using the software the Ropata Community PHO has started contacting...
- Development and Validation of a Family History Screening Questionnaire in Australian Primary Care. Emery, Jon D.; Reid, Gabrielle; Prevost, A. Toby; Ravine, David; Walter, Fiona M. // Annals of Family Medicine;May/Jun2014, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p241
PURPOSE We aimed to validate a family history screening questionnaire in an Australian primary care population designed to identify people at increased risk for breast, ovarian, colorectal, and prostate cancer; melanoma; ischemic heart disease; and type 2 diabetes. METHODS We prospectively...
- Increasing Compliance with Mammography Recommendations: Health Assessment Forms. Yarnall, Kimberly S. H.; Michener, J. Lloyd; Broadhead, W. Eugene; Tse, Chiu-Kit J. // Journal of Family Practice;Jan1993, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p59
Background. Inexpensive reminder systems are needed to ensure that primary care physicians consistently provide health maintenance services to their patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a simple, inexpensive health assessment form in place of the standard...
- Cardiovascular risk scores:qualitative study of how primary care practitioners understand and use them. Liew, Su May; Blackock, Claire; Hislop, Jenny; Glasziou, Paul; Mant, David // British Journal of General Practice;Jun2013, Vol. 63 Issue 611, pe401
Background The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines and the Quality Outcomes Framework require practitioners to use cardiovascular risk scores in assessments for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Aim To explore GPs understanding and use of cardiovascular...
- Cancer: A primary care disease. Wender, Richard C. // Patient Care;Aug2002, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p8
Provides information on cancer as a primary care disease. Decline of age-adjusted cancer mortality rates in the U.S.; Responsibility of primary care clinicians in the battle against cancer; Overview of some cancer-screening services; Importance of primary care risk assessment.
- Experiences with `rapid appraisal' in primary care: involving the public in assessing health needs, orientating staff, and educating medical students. Murray, Scott A // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/13/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7181, p440
Presents information on a study which focused on the contributions of rapid appraisal in the assessment of local health needs and planning in the developed and developing countries. Applications of rapid appraisal; Discussion; Conclusions.
- Transforming community services. Young, Lynn // Practice Nurse;1/16/2009, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p5
The author reflects on the Transforming Community Services, a major element in the primary and community care vision in Great Britain. She says general practice has enjoyed a level of freedom and independence that has enabled it to adapt rapidly to the changing world and provide outstanding...
- The Partnership for Progress in Practice Project. Burton, Jonathan // Work Based Learning in Primary Care;Dec2003, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p126
Looks into the Partnership for Progress in Practice Project, a special project which introduces evidence-based healthcare through short courses in London, England. Cost of the courses offered; Topics discussed; Set of rules followed by group members.