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CVD mortality: a retrospective audit of disease registers

Publication date: Friday, 05 September 2014
Contributor(s): Karen Newboult, Lucy Jackson, Richard Dixon

A retrospective audit of premature deaths (aged under 75) from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Leeds showed that patients diagnosed with CVD and placed on disease registers lived on average eight years longer than patients who had not been diagnosed prior to their deaths. If innovations like the NHS Health Check can be used to identify CVD patients in a more equitable manner, there is likely to be a major impact in reducing premature mortality with the potential to reduce health inequalities for disadvantaged groups in the population.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 7 Number 3 Oct-Nov-Dec 2014
Print edition page(s): 114
Contributor(s): Karen Newboult, Lucy Jackson, Richard Dixon

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