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Audit-based education to reduce suboptimal management of cholesterol in primary care: a before and after study.

de Lusignan, S, Belsey, J, Hague, N, Dhoul, N and van Vlymen, J (2006) Audit-based education to reduce suboptimal management of cholesterol in primary care: a before and after study. J Public Health (Oxf), 28 (4). 361 - 369. ISSN 1741-3842

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Abstract

Statins are recommended for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, although they are often used in suboptimal doses and some patients may not receive lipid-lowering therapy. The Primary Care Data Quality (PCDQ) programme is an audit-based educational intervention.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Health following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Journal of Public Health 2006 28: 361-369 is available online at the Journal of Public Health website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cardiovascular Diseases, Child, Child, Preschool, Cholesterol, Drug Utilization, Family Practice, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Hypercholesterolemia, Infant, Male, Medical Audit, Middle Aged, Patient Selection, Physician's Practice Patterns, Primary Health Care, Time Factors
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Health Care Management and Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 14:11
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:07
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/186007

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