Identifying primary care patients at risk for future diabetes and cardiovascular disease

October 8, 2009

Source: BMC Health Services Research, 2009, 9, 170

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Date of publication: September, 2009

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Electronic health record (EHR) data from 12 primary care practices was analysed for risk factor clustering using metabolic syndrome characteristics. New incidences of diabetes and coronary heart disease were examined over the next three years. The results of the research showed that risk factor clustering in EHR data identified primary care patients at increased risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Acknowledgement: BioMed Central

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Electronic health record-based cardiac risk assessment and identification of unmet preventive needs

May 8, 2009

Source: Medical Care, 2009, 47 (4) p. 418-424

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Date of publication: April, 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Electronic health record-based assessment, in addition to manual assessment by a physician, was performed retrospectively on a study of American adults. The two sets of results were compared and found to be similar. Since the automated risk assessment accurately identified candidates in need of therapy, it could be used to improve detection rates of high-risk patients.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement: PubMed

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