‘It’s just statistics … I’m kind of a glass half-full sort of guy’

the challenge of differing doctor-patient perspectives in the context of electronically mediated cardiovascular risk management

Catherine O'Grady, Bindu Patel, Sally Candlin, Christopher N. Candlin, David Peiris, Tim Usherwood

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Abstract

Best practice guidelines for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease recommend that management decisions be informed by estimation of a patient’s ‘absolute risk’ of a cardiovascular event over time. Such a risk calculation is based on a combination of non-modifiable factors such as age and gender and modifiable factors that include blood pressure, lipids, diabetes, body mass index (BMI), tobacco smoking, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and psychosocial stress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating risk
EditorsJonathan Crichton, Christopher N. Candlin, Arthur S. Firkins
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages285-303
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781349556595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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    O'Grady, C., Patel, B., Candlin, S., Candlin, C. N., Peiris, D., & Usherwood, T. (2016). ‘It’s just statistics … I’m kind of a glass half-full sort of guy’: the challenge of differing doctor-patient perspectives in the context of electronically mediated cardiovascular risk management. In J. Crichton, C. N. Candlin, & A. S. Firkins (Eds.), Communicating risk (pp. 285-303). (Palgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137478788_17