Communicating cardiovascular risk

Manis, Kosta
September 2014
Pulse;Sep2014, p106
The article offers a three-stage guide for general practitioners (GPs) to use to communicate the risk of cardiovascular disease to patients. It mentions the need to assess the numeracy skills and reading level of the patient at the start of the consultation. It notes that the scepticism of the patients should be dealt with and the risk and benefits of the situation should be presented to them. It also emphasizes the help needed by GPs if they are to be seriously involved in preventive medicine.


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