Mentor-driven cardiovascular risk-reduction program makes a strong case for prevention

Clin Resour Manag. 2002 Jan;3(1):10-3, 1.

Abstract

CVD is the biggest killer of Americans, but many experts agree that traditional medicine is too focused on fixing cardiac problems rather than preventing them. Further, there is evidence that even modest efforts which focus on behavior change can make a significant dent in utilization. See how one mentor-based program is helping providers give their patients the preventive guidance and support they need.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Health Planning
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Mentors*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Preventive Health Services / economics
  • Preventive Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation
  • United States / epidemiology