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Commissions start review of service framework for coronary heart disease

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:468
  1. Sarah Macdonald
  1. London

    The UK Commission for Health Improvement and the Audit Commission have started a major review of how the national service framework for coronary heart disease is being implemented.

    Twelve standards for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary heart disease—the biggest killer in the United Kingdom—were set out in the framework published in March 2000. These standards are due to be achieved by 2010, although immediate priorities were set out as milestones.

    The review, which will combine local reviews with a national overview, aims to assess the progress of the framework's milestones, …

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