Prevalence and management of coronary heart disease in primary care: population-based cross-sectional study using a disease register.

@article{Carroll2003PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and management of coronary heart disease in primary care: population-based cross-sectional study using a disease register.},
  author={Kevin Carroll and Azeem Majeed and Caroline Firth and Jeremy Gray},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with coronary heart disease are at high risk of further coronary events. Hence, one of the main priorities in the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease strategy is the identification and treatment of patients with pre-existing coronary heart disease. We aimed to determine the prevalence of established coronary heart disease in a large primary care population and to compare the management of risk factors in these patients with the standards given in the… CONTINUE READING