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Explaining the decrease in U.S. deaths from coronary disease, 1980-2000.
BACKGROUND Mortality from coronary heart disease in the United States has decreased substantially in recent decades. We conducted a study to determine how much of this decrease could be explained byExpand
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Mortality risk reduction associated with smoking cessation in patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review.
CONTEXT As more interventions become available for the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD), policy makers and health practitioners need to understand the benefits of each intervention, toExpand
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More ‘malignant’ than cancer? Five‐year survival following a first admission for heart failure
The prognostic impact of heart failure relative to that of ‘high‐profile’ disease states such as cancer, within the whole population, is unknown.
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The current cost of heart failure to the National Health Service in the UK
We have recently shown that heart failure admission rates continue to increase in the UK — particularly in older age groups. As hospital activity represents the major cost component of healthcareExpand
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The Use of Research Evidence in Public Health Decision Making Processes: Systematic Review
Background The use of research evidence to underpin public health policy is strongly promoted. However, its implementation has not been straightforward. The objectives of this systematic review wereExpand
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Explaining the Decline in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in England and Wales Between 1981 and 2000
Background—Coronary heart disease mortality rates have been decreasing in the United Kingdom since the 1970s. Our study aimed to examine how much of the decrease in England and Wales between 1981 andExpand
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Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in whole populations: modelling study
Objective To estimate the potential cost effectiveness of a population-wide risk factor reduction programme aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease. Design Economic modelling analysis. SettingExpand
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Coronary heart disease mortality among young adults in the U.S. from 1980 through 2002: concealed leveling of mortality rates.
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study was to examine age-specific mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD), particularly those among younger adults. BACKGROUND Trends for obesity,Expand
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The health care burden of acute chest pain
Each year, over 15 million people attend an emergency department in England and Wales.1 It has been estimated that 2.4% of attendances are because of chest pain,2 representing 360 000 emergencyExpand
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Trends in hospitalization for heart failure in Scotland, 1990-1996. An epidemic that has reached its peak?
AIMS Studies in the 1980s and early 1990s showed striking increases in hospitalization rates for heart failure. This report describes contemporary trends in hospitalization for heart failure. Expand
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