National survey of the prevalence, incidence, primary care burden, and treatment of heart failure in Scotland.

@article{Murphy2004NationalSO,
  title={National survey of the prevalence, incidence, primary care burden, and treatment of heart failure in Scotland.},
  author={Niamh F Murphy and Colin R Simpson and Finlay Aleck McAlister and Simon J Stewart and Kate MacIntyre and Mathew Kirkpatrick and Jim W. T. Chalmers and Allison Redpath and Simon Capewell and John J V McMurray},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2004},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={1129-36}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiology, primary care burden, and treatment of heart failure in Scotland, UK. DESIGN Cross sectional data from primary care practices participating in the Scottish continuous morbidity recording scheme between 1 April 1999 and 31 March 2000. SETTING 53 primary care practices (307,741 patients). SUBJECTS 2186 adult patients with heart failure. RESULTS The prevalence of heart failure in Scotland was 7.1 in 1000, increasing with age to 90.1 in 1000 among… CONTINUE READING