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Effectiveness of health checks conducted by nurses in primary care: results of the OXCHECK study after one year. Imperial Cancer Research Fund OXCHECK Study Group.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of health checks by nurses in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients from general practice. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Five urban general practices in Bedfordshire. SUBJECTS: 2136 patients receiving an initial health check in 1989-91 and scheduled to be re-examined one year later in 1990-2 (intervention group); 3988 patients receiving an initial health check in 1990-2 (control group). All patients were aged 35-64 ...

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10.1136/bmj.308.6924.308

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
308
Issue:
6924
Pages:
308-312
Publication date:
1994-01-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:0d76d5b7-8bf2-4b4d-9faf-dbefea0b3368
Source identifiers:
6296
Local pid:
pubs:6296

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