Primary care strength linked to prevention programs for cardiovascular disease.

  title={Primary care strength linked to prevention programs for cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Jan van Lieshout and Michel Wensing and Stephen M. Campbell and Richard Grol},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={15 4},
OBJECTIVE Primary care plays a central role in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. We expected that countries with strong primary care systems would have programs to improve management of disease, but wondered how they dealt with lifestyle interventions delivered in primary care. STUDY DESIGN Observational comparative study. METHODS Using country coordinators and key informants, we collected information on 42 programs to improve cardiovascular risk management in 11… CONTINUE READING

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