ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.
The article will explain how standardized admission orders can assist family physicians and will point readers to the updated versions of 38 orders previously published in FPM.
Jan 2004 Issue
Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions [Improving Patient Care]
The article discusses the importance of engaging patients in cost-benefit discussions before deciding on their care plan. It also introduces several risk calculators (both paper and online versions) that physicians should become familiar with.
The article looks at best practices in managing patients receiving warfarin therapy and describes systems that can be incorporated into readers' practices.
This article describes how point-of-care anticoagulation devices can make warfarin therapy more patient-focused.
The article will explore how to assess the benefits and risks of particular interventions, using relative risk reduction (RRR), absolute risk reduction (ARR) and number needed to treat (NNT).