Research Article: Developing cardiovascular disease risk programs in India—Why location and wealth matter

Date Published: June 19, 2018

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): David Peiris, Dorairaj Prabhakaran

Abstract: In a Perspective, David Peiris and Dorairaj Prabhakaran discuss implications and challenges of cardiovascular disease risk assessments in the population of India.

Partial Text: Assessment of a person’s total or absolute risk of a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event based on multiple risk factors is superior to assessment of single risk factors when identifying who is at greatest risk of a CVD event [1]. In this issue of PLOS Medicine, a study by Rifat Atun and colleagues outlines the use of CVD risk prediction equations for population health rather than for clinical purposes [2]. This has inherent appeal because risk stratification of a population could be used to drive policy and health service planning, inform funding decisions around subsidising treatments, and identify particular subgroups for more intensive intervention strategies.

Source:

http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002582

 

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