Letters Cardiovascular prevention

How Scotland targets

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2764 (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2764
  1. John C Stout, GP lead, managed clinical network cardiology, Grampian1
  1. 1Peterhead Health Centre, Peterhead AB42 2XA
  1. john.stout{at}nhs.net

    Targeted case finding is more manageable and may be more effective than untargeted screening in cardiovascular primary prevention.1 Indeed, although national guidelines in Scotland and England have for many years recommended screening every five year for all those aged 40-74, uptake has been variable in primary care, and many people at high risk …

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