Adequacy of reporting monitoring regimens of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in clinical guidelines: systematic review.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reporting of monitoring recommendations in guidelines on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Trip database, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and databases containing guidelines published from January 2002 to February 2010. Data selection Three major risk factors for cardiovascular disease: cholesterol level, smoking, and hypertension. The primary outcome was the frequency with which the guidelines dealt with monitoring of r...Expand abstract
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