Gaps in cardiovascular disease risk management in Australian general practice
Objective: To evaluate the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Australian general practice.
Design, setting and participants: National cross‐sectional survey of 99 Australian general practitioners participating in the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program. Data on 2618 consecutive adult patients presenting to the participating GPs over a 5‐week period from September to October 2006 were analysed.
Main outcome measures: Proportions of patients screened, treated and reaching targets according to (1) current Australian CVD risk guidelines and (2) overall or absolute CVD risk.