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The Cardiac Risk Assist app allows health care professionals to calculate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease.
Incorporating these orders into your hospital admission routine will ensure that patients receive comprehensive, appropriate care every time.
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.
These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.
Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.
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).