Fellows’ research published in The Lancet Saturday, 5 May 2018

A large-scale prospective cohort study, assembled by a number of NZCPHM Fellows and published in The Lancet May 2018 issue, examined cardiovascular disease risk prediction equations and their relevancy in present-day primary care settings in New Zealand. Old equations that are still being used today are 'derived from cohorts established last century and with participants at higher risk but less socioeconomically and ethnically diverse than patients they are now applied to'.  Researchers concluded that cardiovascular disease risk prediction equations need updating on a global level to account for increasing effective cardiovascular prevention implementations and relevant predictors (i.e. socioeconomic deprivation or self-identified ethnicity) not usually specified in such equations.

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