Over 80% of CVD deaths take place in low-and middle-income countries. One-third of the population aged above 40 years suffers from Hypertension (HTN) and this is largely unreported as there is no registry for CVDs. No guidelines are available for use in health care facilities, especially private health facilities where practice among GPs varies considerably. The authors aim to conduct a Cluster Randomized Controlled trial delivering a quality HTN-CVD care package at strengthened private health facilities as compared to current practice at private health facilities.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS–HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
Khan, M.A.; Wajiha Javed; Maqsood Ahmed; Walley, J.; Khan, H.J. Delivering enhanced cardiovascular (Hypertension) disease care through private health facilities in Pakistan. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders (2013) 13 (1) 76. [DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-13-76]
Delivering enhanced cardiovascular (Hypertension) disease care through private health facilities in Pakistan
Published 25 September 2013