Printed information for the lay public on cardiovascular disease.Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.281.6240.597 (Published 30 August 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:597
- M O'Hanrahan,
- K O'Malley,
- E T O'Brien
Booklets from several countries on various aspects of cardiovascular disease, intended for distribution to the public and to patients, could be classified into three categories dealing with primary prevention, secondary prevention, and management. Much material was duplicated, whereas some diseases were completely ignored. Only two types of booklets should be available. One would deal with preventive measures for all cardiovascular diseases, while the other would be a series of booklets on individual conditions, combining information on secondary prevention and on management.