Journal article

Coverage of a national cardiovascular risk assessment and management programme (NHS Health Check): Retrospective database study

Kiara Chu-Mei Chang, Michael Soljak, John Tayu Lee, Maria Woringer, Desmond Johnston, Kamlesh Khunti, Azeem Majeed, Christopher Millett

Preventive Medicine | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine coverage of NHS Health Check, a national cardiovascular risk assessment programme in England, in the first four years after implementation, and to examine prevalence of high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and uptake of statins in high risk patients. METHOD: Study sample was 95,571 patients in England aged 40-74years continuously registered with 509 practices in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink between April 2009 and March 2013. Multilevel logistic regression models were used to assess predictors of Health Check attendance; elevated CVD risk factors and statin prescribing among attendees. RESULTS: Programme coverage was 21.4% over four years, with large varia..

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Awarded by Department of Health Policy Research Programme (National Evaluation of the NHS Health Checks Programme)


Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This report is an independent research commissioned and funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (National Evaluation of the NHS Health Checks Programme, ttagdel 009/0051). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Health.