The care that women receive for cardiovascular disease (CVD) lag behind those of men, despite the fact that more women have died from CVD each year for decades. Experts explain CVD within the context of women's health, outlining possible solutions for improving quality of care.
The cardiovascular and diabetes-related care that women receive—and their relevant health outcomes—both lag behind those of men. This is true even for routine care, such as cholesterol monitoring and control. Awareness of this disparity is limited, in part, because quality of care is not routinely measured and reported by gender.
Examines whether small financial incentives for patients can motivate physician visits and reduce racial/ethnic disparities in hypertension.
Project Retrosight analyzed 29 case studies of cardiovascular and stroke research in Australia, Canada, and the UK, and found that clinical research has greater societal impact over a 15–20 year timescale, while basic research has greater academic impact.
This work explores impacts of cardiovascular and stroke research funded 15–20 years ago and draws out aspects associated with high or low impact. It describes 29 case studies of grants from Australia, Canada and UK. Methodology volume.
Addresses hypertension prevention and medical product safety in China and the United States.
Three essays, each on one emerging public health issue that calls for new policy making.
This dissertation consists of three stand-alone essays that focus on the economics of preserving health among vulnerable population, specifically chronic ill and elderly population.
Reviews the evidence of employment-related benefits from effective treatment that results from new medical technologies.
An Implicit Review Method for Measuring the Quality of In-hospital Nursing Care of Elderly Congestive Heart Failure Patients
This publication provides the results of a two-stage Delphi process by which a panel of Canadian physicians rated the appropriateness and necessity of indications for the use of coronary angiography.
This publication provides the definitions used by a nine-member panel of Canadian physicians who rated the appropriateness and necessity of indications for the use of coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
This report contains a literature review of coronary angiography, a comprehensive set of indications for performing this procedure, and ratings of the appropriateness and necessity for each indication. It primarily concentrates on coronary angiograph...
This report summarizes information on percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) contained in research published between 1982 and October 1990.
The appropriateness of coronary angiography and coronary artery bypass surgery in the Trent regional health authority was assessed by comparison with predetermined consensus criteria.
Documents the medical record abstraction form and guidelines used to collect data from the medical records of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure.
The cause of the difference was the additional contact with physicians under the free-care plan; this led to better detection and treatment of hypertensives not under care at the start of the study.
One of a series of reports presenting a methodology to help health planners develop objectives and actions by means of selected health status indicators that may be amenable to health care interventions.
Assists health planners, especially those in Health Systems Agencies (HSAs), in developing objectives and taking action toward ameliorating the problem of hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP).
Eight separate technical papers on eight conditions and procedures: asthma in children and adults; breast mass and breast cancer; cholecystectomy; diarrhea and dehydration in children; ischemic heart disease; osteoarthrosis;...