Journal article

Reversing social disadvantage in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

Michael V Jelinek, John D Santamaria, James D Best, David R Thompson, Andrew M Tonkin, Margarite J Vale

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To compare and contrast the coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors of lower socio-economic status public hospital patients with those of privately insured CHD patients before and after six months of telephone delivered coaching using The COACH Program. METHODS: A retrospective observational study which contrasts the lifestyle and biomedical coronary risk factor status of 2256 public hospital patients with the same risk factors of 3278 patients who had private health insurance. All patients received an average of 5 coach sessions over 6 months. RESULTS: The public hospital patients were four years younger and had multiple measures confirming their lower socio-economic status th..

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