Quality of cardiovascular disease care in Ontario, Canada: missed opportunities for prevention - a cross sectional study

Clare Liddy, Jatinderpreet Singh, William Hogg, Simone Dahrouge, Catherine Deri-Armstrong, Grant Mervyn Russell, Monica Taljaard, Ayub Akbari, George Wells

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    Abstract

    We conducted a secondary analysis of cross-sectional baseline data collected from 84 primary care practices participating in a large quality improvement initiative in Eastern Ontario from 2008 to 2010. We collected medical chart data from 4,931 patients who either had, or were at high risk of developing CVD to study adherence rates to recommended guidelines for CVD care and to examine the proportion of patients at target for clinical markers such as blood pressure, lipid levels and hemoglobin A1c.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1 - 9
    Number of pages9
    JournalBMC Cardiovascular Disorders
    Volume12
    Issue numberArt. ID: 74
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    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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