Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Facilitation of adoption of evidence-based guidelines in clinical practice for CVD risk factor identification and treatment

Multiple factors contribute to the high mortality from heart and vascular diseases in our population, most prominently genetics, patient behavior, care access, and care quality. Historically, interventions have targeted patient behaviors. Though access remains a problem, those who do receive care may not be getting the best of care based on the evidence. A focus on increasing practitioner adoption of evidence-based guidelines can make a significant contribution to the fight against heart disease in general and holds potential to reduce disparities in prevalence and mortality.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Wide-spread adoption of evidence-based guidelines could lead to consistency in quality care across sociodemographic subgroups of the population, which could contribute to a reduction in disparities in outcomes, including mortality.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Interventions to improve quality of care are feasible; however, the real-world of clinical practice presents a challenge, particularly in settings of high patient volume with issues of time constraints. Intervention would need to address these and other issues .

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Ruby Benjamin-Garner

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