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Pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Advanced practice nurses achieve results equal to or better than those of GPs in cardiovascular risk management in primary care
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    Koelewijn-van Loon commented on our study, a pragmatic randomised trial of the clinical effectiveness of nurses as substitutes for GPs in cardiovascular risk management. In our study, we found a greater decrease in the mean value of risk factors in the practice nurse group than in the GP group, but after confounders and baseline risk factors were controlled for, a statistically significant decrease was found only for tot...

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