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Adding Systematic Family History Enquiry to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment: Clinical Utility in Primary Care

John Robson, MD; Julia Hippisley-Cox, DM; and Peter Brindle, MD
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From Centre for Health Sciences, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 2AT, United Kingdom; University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom; and Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, Bristol BS1 3NX, United Kingdom.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Drs. Robson and Brindle were previously members of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline Development Group for Lipid Modification, of which Dr. Robson was Chair. Dr. Hippisley-Cox is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham and co-Director of QResearch, a not-for-profit organization and joint partnership between the University of Nottingham and EMIS (leading commercial supplier of information technology for 60% of general practices in the United Kingdom). Dr. Hippisley-Cox is also director of ClinRisk, which produces open- and closed-source software to ensure reliable and updatable implementation of clinical risk algorithms. This work and any views expressed within it are solely those of the authors and not of any affiliated bodies or organizations. There are no other relationships or activities that could have influenced the submitted work.


Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(2):148. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-2-201207170-00019
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