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Evid Based Nurs 2:21 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.1.21
  • Treatment

Nurse led secondary prevention clinics improved health and decreased hospital admissions in patients with coronary heart disease

Clinic v usual care for secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart disease*

Outcomes at 12 months Clinic care Usual Care Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; NNT and CI calculated from data in article.
Worsening of chest pain 7% 11% 0.59 (0.37 to 0.94) 24 (16 to 170)
Hospital admissions 20% 28% 0.64 (0.48 to 0.86) 13 (9 to 35)

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