Modelling the decline in coronary heart disease deaths in England and Wales, 1981-2000: comparing contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention.

@article{Unal2005ModellingTD,
  title={Modelling the decline in coronary heart disease deaths in England and Wales, 1981-2000: comparing contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention.},
  author={Belgin Unal and Julia A Critchley and Simon Capewell},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={331 7517},
  pages={614}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether population based primary prevention (risk factor reduction in apparently healthy people) might be more powerful than current government initiatives favouring risk factor reduction in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) (secondary prevention). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The IMPACT model was used to synthesise data for England and Wales describing CHD patient numbers, uptake of specific treatments, trends in major cardiovascular risk factors, and… CONTINUE READING

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