Harmonization of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease: the C-CHANGE Initiative

Tobe, Sheldon W.; Stone, James A.; Brouwers, Melissa; Bhattacharyya, Onil; Walker, Kimberly M.; Dawes, Martin; Genest Jr., Jacques; Grover, Steven; Gubitz, Gordon; Lau, David; Pipe, Andrew; Selby, Peter; Tremblay, Mark S.; Warburton, Darren E. R.; Ward, Richard; Woo, Vincent; Leiter, Lawrence A.; Liu, Peter P.
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1135
Academic Journal
The article discusses the harmonization of the clinical practice guidelines that prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in Canada. It states that the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonization of National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE) initiative was developed to harmonize the 400 recommendations into 89 key recommendations through using a consensus model. It mentions that the initiative proposes an outcome evaluation plan for tracking of clinical and health system outcomes.


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