In China, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 38% of total mortality and is predicted to increase significantly.
This policy brief shares findings and recommendations from a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial in Zhejiang province, China. The study shows that a comprehensive care package at primary healthcare level can lead to better drug adherence, significant reduction in smoking and reduced alcohol and salt intake.
This research is funded under the Department for International Development’s COMDIS-HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
COMDIS-HSD. (2017) Cardiovascular disease risk reduction in rural China – policy recommendations. COMDIS-HSD Policy Brief. Leeds: COMDIS-HSD