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

Havranek, Edward P.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p80
Academic Journal
The author comments on a review of a study on the accuracy of Framingham risk assessments for predicting cardiovascular disease in different groups of patients. He asserted that researchers' predictions based on the Framingham risk scores overestimate in most unselected populations and underestimate in high-risk populations of patients with diabetes. He claimed that the study suggests a good job of determining high-risk patients from those at low risk.


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