Cardiovascular disease risk reduction in rural China: a clustered randomized controlled trial in Zhejiang
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AbstractBackground: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in China. Despite government efforts, the majority of hypertensive and diabetic patients in China do not receive proper treatment. Reducing CVD events requires long-term care that is proactive, patient-centred, community-based, and sustainable. We have designed a package of interventions for patients at high risk of CVD to be implemented by family doctors based in township hospitals (providers of primary care) in rural Zhejiang, China. This trial aims to determine whether the systematic CVD risk reduction package results in reduced CVD events among patients at risk of CVD compared with usual care, and whether the package is cost-effective and suitable for routine implementation and scale-up.
All Author(s) ListWei XL, Zou GY, Gong WW, Yin J, Yu YX, Walley J, Zhang ZT, King R, Chen K, Chong MKC, Zee BCY, Liu S, Tang JL, Griffiths S, Yu M
Journal nameTrials
Year2013
Month10
Day25
Volume Number14
PublisherBIOMED CENTRAL LTD
ISSN1745-6215
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCardiovascular disease; Events; Primary care; Randomized controlled trial; Risk
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMedicine, Research & Experimental; MEDICINE, RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL; Research & Experimental Medicine

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