In order to ensure appropriate care and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes, primary care teams need to be able to identify individuals with these conditions. Studies of specific computerised systems suggest generally poor performance with respect to identifying a range of chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of British primary care teams to identify patients with CHD and diabetes, by any means (computerised or manual systems). We focused on CHD and diabetes because of their public health importance and because National Service Frameworks for both of these conditions require primary care to be able to identify these patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||How well do primary care teams identify patients with CHD and diabetes?|
|Pages (from-to)||468 - 470|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2006|