This study aims to enhance the delivery of quality cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension (HTN) care through private health facilities in urban settings in Punjab, Pakistan. OBJECTIVES
To compare the mean change in systolic blood pressure in adult patients receiving the enhanced CVD-HTN care package with patients receiving routine care at the private facilities in Punjab.
Secondary objectives include:
- comparing the mean difference in systolic blood pressure, total serum cholesterol, and glycaemic control in adult type 2 diabetes patients receiving the enhanced CVD-HTN care package
- comparing the tobacco cessation rate in the intervention and control arms
- recording adverse events of CVD (MI, angina) and cerebro-vascular disease (stroke) among the two arms of the study
- conducting an incremental cost effectiveness analysis of managing adult hypertensive patients without associated conditions at private care facilities
OUTCOMES The study will develop guidelines and tools to help achieve better case registration, adherence and hypertension control. Specifically, it will develop operational guidelines, training and supervisory support, and patient education materials. The study will use a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effects of delivering quality CVD-HTN care.
COMDIS. Delivering enhanced cardiovascular disease and hypertension care through private health facilities in Pakistan. (2014)