Analysis of the degree of undertreatment of hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure secondary to coronary artery disease.

@article{Sueta1999AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the degree of undertreatment of hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure secondary to coronary artery disease.},
  author={Carla A. Sueta and Mahdi Chowdhury and Steve J Boccuzzi and Sidney C. Smith and Charles M. Alexander and A. V. Londhe and Amar Lulla and Ross J. Simpson},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 9},
  pages={1303-7}
}
There is a lack of data evaluating the implementation of guidelines in the management of coronary artery disease (CAD) or congestive heart failure (CHF) in the outpatient setting. We analyzed an administrative data set from the Merck & Co. sponsored national Quality Assurance Program, a retrospective outpatient chart audit of 58,890 adult outpatients from 140 medical practices (80% cardiology only) in the USA with diagnoses of CAD and/or CHF identified from medical claims data. We determined… CONTINUE READING
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