NHS Health Check comorbidity and management: an observational matched study in primary care

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, December 2016
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Title
NHS Health Check comorbidity and management: an observational matched study in primary care
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, December 2016
DOI 10.3399/bjgp16x688837
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John Robson, Isabel Dostal, Vichithranie Madurasinghe, Aziz Sheikh, Sally Hull, Kambiz Boomla, Chris Griffiths, Sandra Eldridge, Robson, John, Dostal, Isabel, Madurasinghe, Vichithranie, Sheikh, Aziz, Hull, Sally, Boomla, Kambiz, Griffiths, Chris, Eldridge, Sandra

Abstract

The NHS Health Check programme completed its first 5 years in 2014, identifying those at highest risk of cardiovascular disease and new comorbidities, and offering behavioural change support and treatment. To describe the coverage and impact of this programme on cardiovascular risk management and identification of new comorbidities. Observational 5-year study from April 2009 to March 2014, in 139 of 143 general practices in three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in east London. A matched analysis compared comorbidity in NHS Health Check attendees and non-attendees. A total of 252 259 adults aged 40-74 years were eligible for an NHS Health Check and, of these, 85 122 attended in 5 years. Attendance increased from 7.3% (10 900/149 867) in 2009 to 17.0% (18 459/108 525) in 2013 to 2014, representing increasing coverage from 36.4% to 85.0%. Attendance was higher in the more deprived quintiles and among South Asians. Statins were prescribed to 11.5% of attendees and 8.2% of non-attendees. In a matched analysis, newly-diagnosed comorbidity was more likely in attendees than non-attendees, with odds ratios for new diabetes 1.30 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.21 to 1.39), hypertension 1.50 (95% CI = 1.43 to 1.57), and chronic kidney disease 1.83 (95% CI = 1.52 to 2.21). The NHS Health Check programme provision in these CCGs was equitable, with recent coverage of 85%. Statins were 40% more likely to be prescribed to attendees than non-attendees, providing estimated absolute benefits of public health importance. More new cases of diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease were identified among attendees than a matched group of non-attendees.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 50%
Professor 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 90%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2017.
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