Is a targeted and planned GP intervention effective in cardiovascular disease prevention? A randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Kranjevi2014IsAT,
  title={Is a targeted and planned GP intervention effective in cardiovascular disease prevention? A randomized controlled trial},
  author={Ksenija Kranj{\vc}evi{\'c} and Biserka Bergman Markovi{\'c} and Dragica Ivezi{\'c} Lali{\'c} and Davorka Vrdoljak and Jasna Vu{\vc}ak},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal intensity and duration of the intervention to achieve sustained risk reduction in patients at high and very high cardiovascular (CV) risk still need to be established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of general practitioner's (GP's) systematic and planned intervention on total CV risk reduction and a change in individual CV risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a cluster-randomized trial (ISRCTN31857696) including 64 practices and 3245 patients… CONTINUE READING