Letters Prediction models for cardiovascular risk

Author’s reply to Woodward

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4485 (Published 16 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4485
  1. Johanna A A G Damen, PhD fellow1 2
  1. 1Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
  2. 2Cochrane Netherlands, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, Str 6.131, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands
  1. j.a.a.damen{at}umcutrecht.nl

We highly appreciate Woodward’s comment on our systematic review of prediction models for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the general population.1 2 Woodward refers to the development and validation of a relatively new prediction model in this field, Globorisk.

At first sight this is just another development of a model to predict CVD, which can be added to the list of 363 prediction models already described in our systematic review. As already …

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