Improving cardiovascular disease screening in community mental health centers.

@article{Maki2013ImprovingCD,
  title={Improving cardiovascular disease screening in community mental health centers.},
  author={Melissa Maki and P. Brundin A. Bjorklund},
  journal={Perspectives in psychiatric care},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={179-86}
}
PURPOSE Increased mortality among the seriously mentally ill is largely due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). This applied research project examined a process of CVD screening at a community mental health center, then implemented and evaluated an improved process of identifying and managing CVD risk factors. DESIGN AND METHODS Patient records (n = 130) were reviewed at baseline and 6 months posteducational intervention and implementation of new monitoring tools. FINDINGS Statistical analysis… CONTINUE READING

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