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Whole population secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in Scotland: the HEARTS database.
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PMID:  15361009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Implementing the evidence base for the management of chronic disease is as challenging as discovering which interventions are effective. The HEARTS collaboration (Heart disease Evidence-based Audit and Research in Tayside Scotland) is achieving that goal for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD by linking national databases to manually validated hospital and family practice electronic patient records. Specific data from the system is fed back to practices in a facilitated educational process and through the NHS intranet. This paper describes some of the key features of this strategic decision support system. All residents of the Tayside region of Scotland (n=484,013 mid year estimate 2002) are covered by the system. 9,828 patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction(MI) or who have undergone angioplasty or bypass surgery are registered on the system. Improvements in clinical status and prescribing of effective therapies are 5-10% greater than elsewhere in Scotland.
Frank M Sullivan; Peter T Donnan; Tom Love
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-10     Revised Date:  2008-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1227-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / prevention & control*
Databases, Factual*
Medical Record Linkage
Medical Records Systems, Computerized
Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
Preventive Medicine
Vocabulary, Controlled

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