Source: Archives of internal medicine, 2010, 170 (3), 230-239
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Date of publication: February, 2010
Publication type: Systematic review
In a nutshell: Estimating the risk of global coronary heart disease is recommended for primary prevention in the USA. A systematic review of the literature was performed in order to evaluate the effects of giving out this information to adults and whether having the information improved outcomes. The studies in the review showed that the information increased patients’ accuracy of the perceived risk, especially in moderate and high risk individuals.
Length of publication: 10 pages
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