Evid Based Nurs 6:123 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.123
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The benefits of nurse led secondary prevention clinics for coronary heart disease continued after 4 years

Nurse led secondary prevention clinics v control in coronary heart disease†

Outcomes at mean 4.7 years Nurse led clinics Control Adjusted RRR (95% CI)‡ NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
‡Adjusted for age, general practice, sex, and baseline secondary prevention.
§Coronary death or non-fatal myocardial infarction.
Total mortality 15% 19% 25% (2 to 42) 22 (13 to 265)
Coronary events§ 14% 18% 24% (0 to 42) Borderline significance

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