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Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular Diseases

March 11, 2015

Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular DiseasesGlob Heart. 2015 Mar, Bloomfield GS1, Wang TY1, Boulware LE1, Califf RM1, Hernandez AF1, Velazquez EJ1, Peterson ED1, Li JS2.

  • Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC.
  • 2Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC. Electronic address: jennifer.li@duke.edu.

Abstract

Diabetes and hypertension are chronic conditions that are growing in prevalence as major causal factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The need for chronic-illness surveillance, population-risk management, and successful treatment interventions are crucial for reducing the burden of future CVD. Addressing these problems will require population-risk stratification, task-sharing and -shifting, and community-as well as network-based care. Information technology tools also provide new opportunities for identifying those at risk and for implementing comprehensive approaches to achieving the goal of improved health locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. This article discusses ongoing efforts at one university health center in theimplementation of management strategies for diabetes and hypertension at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

Copyright © 2015 World Heart Federation (Geneva). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PMID:
25754564
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