Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result|
Result categories of a person's absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result categories|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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Only includes people who have not had a cardiovascular event.
Assessment of the absolute risk of a cardiovascular event over the next 5 years. The guidelines used in this assessment was developed by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA).
Based on evidence and clinical consensus, it has been suggested that calculation of absolute CVD risk is not necessary for certain population groups who are known to be at increased risk (NVDPA 2012). These groups are:
People known to be in one of these groups should be classified as 'high risk'.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
NVPDA (National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance) 2012. Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. Melbourne: National Stroke Foundation. Viewed 28 August 2018, https://informme.org.au/en/Guidelines/Guidelines-for-the-assessment-and-management-of-absolute-CVD-risk
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Supersedes Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result categories, code N
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