Targeted case finding beats universal CVD screening, UK study findsBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5994 (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5994
- Susan Mayor
Targeting people at highest risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) by estimating their cardiovascular risk score before screening is a more efficient and cheaper approach to primary prevention than the current strategy of health checks for all healthy adults, a modelling study analysing data from a UK primary care database has shown.1
Patients can be identified for primary prevention of CVD by universal screening or by assessing risk …
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