PULSE: Risk models for cardiovascular disease could be misleading, finds study

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 21/8/2019

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Current risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease may be misleading at the individual level because of large variations in practice data, a study has found.

Analysis of records from 3.6 million patients across 392 GP practices found considerable variability in the quality of data available.

The study, by a team at University of Manchester, showed that for a QRISK3 predicted score of 10%, an individual patient could have a risk of between 7.2% and 13.7%, depending which practice they came from.

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TitleRisk models for cardiovascular disease could be misleading, finds study
Media name/outletPulse
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date21/08/19
DescriptionCurrent risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease may be misleading at the individual level because of large variations in practice data, a study has found.

Analysis of records from 3.6 million patients across 392 GP practices found considerable variability in the quality of data available.

The study, by a team at University of Manchester, showed that for a QRISK3 predicted score of 10%, an individual patient could have a risk of between 7.2% and 13.7%, depending which practice they came from.
URLwww.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/clinical-specialties/cardiovascular/risk-models-for-cardiovascular-disease-could-be-misleading-finds-study/20039214.article
PersonsTjeerd Van Staa