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Project log: Prevention and Risk Management in Primary Care

Prevention and Risk Management in Primary Care

The foundation’s health-related projects aim to make preventative care an integral part of all levels of the primary care healthcare system. Prevention and appropriate risk management of cardiovascular diseases are two pillars of the healthcare system. However, they have been overlooked to a certain degree because of the system’s overemphasis on curative medicine.

Project duration: November 2005 to December 2009

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Improving Cardiovascular Prevention and Risk Management in European Primary Care

Around 100 international scientists, decision-makers and experts from 20 European countries have accepted the invitation extended by the Bertelsmann Foundation. The results of the “Improving Cardiovascular Prevention in European Primary Care“ project were presented at the Congress and options were discussed for prevention and a quality-based focus in outpatient healthcare.



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Improving Quality and Transparency in Health Care

EPA Cardio is coordinated by Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany and IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands. The EPA-Cardio project brings together a consortium of leading researchers, practitioners and stakeholders of 10 countries to provide evidence and develop instruments and policies for improving cardiovascular prevention and risk management in Europe. You will find more information on the project in this little booklet.

This little booklet delivers compact background information and an overview on the EPA-Cardio-Project.

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Prevention of cardiovascular diseases: The role of primary care in Europe

As a first result of the EPA-Cardio project we compiled a description of quality improvement strategies in the field of cardiovascular prevention in the participating countries. The country chapters within the publication of this book provide country-specific information on large-scale programmes for improving cardiovascular prevention and risk management.

1st Edition, 2008
128 pages, english

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