Tag Archives: CVD

Delivering better services for people with long term conditions

By The King’s Fund (October 2013)

This paper focuses on a co-ordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions.

The house of care model differs from others by encompassing all people with long-term conditions and assuming an active role for patients. This paper calls on the Department of Health and NHS England to collaborate on a coherent approach to care planning for people with long-term conditions.

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NHS atlas of variation in healthcare for people with respiratory disease: reducing unwanted variation to increase value and improve quality

By NHS Right Care (September 2012)

In revealing the extent of variation in clinical activity and outcomes, the indicators presented in this new Atlas underline the substantial scope clinicians and commissioners have to improve outcomes by ensuring that all patients receive the quality of care that is delivered in the best-performing localities.

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Comparative effectiveness of antihypertensive medication for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and multiple treatments meta-analysis

Fretheim, A. et al. BMC Medicine, 2012; 10:33

We conducted a systematic review of evidence from randomized controlled trials to answer the following research question: What are the relative effects of different classes of antihypertensive drugs in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease outcomes for healthy people at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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A polypill for all? Critical review of the polypill literature for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke

Carey, KM. et al. Annals of Pharmacology, 2012; 46(5): 688-695

This article aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the polypill for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke and to present literature related to the polypill components (statin, aspirin, antihypertensive) for primary prevention of CVD and stroke.

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