Life-years gained from modern cardiological treatments and population risk factor changes in England and Wales, 1981-2000.

@article{Unal2005LifeyearsGF,
  title={Life-years gained from modern cardiological treatments and population risk factor changes in England and Wales, 1981-2000.},
  author={Belgin Unal and Julia A Critchley and Dogan Fidan and Simon Capewell},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={103-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We estimated life-years gained from cardiological treatments and cardiovascular risk factor changes in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000. METHODS We used the IMPACT model to integrate data on the number of coronary heart disease patients, treatment uptake and effectiveness, risk factor trends, and median survival in coronary heart disease patients. RESULTS Compared with 1981, there were 68230 fewer coronary deaths in 2000. Approximately 925415 life-years were gained among… CONTINUE READING

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