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Imagine a computer program for the physician's office that processes physiologic data and calculates a patient's cardiovascular risk. Imagine further that a portion of the patient printout reads: "Your HDL score is 6.75. Your score is the highest range on the score card. Your HDL Factor is 0.45. Since it is less than 1.00, the factor has the beneficial effect of reducing your cholesterol score. The maximum number of HDL points for your sex and age is 47." Huh?
In all fairness to the authors of the Cardiovascular Score Card, all of the above information is interpretable, and the meaning
Cardiovascular Score Card. Ann Intern Med. ;106:175–176. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-175_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):175-176.
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