Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||CVD risk assessment result recorded indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Absolute CVD risk assessment recorded indicator|
An indicator of whether a person has had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment recorded, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded indicator|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
A person has had CVD risk assessment recorded.
CODE 2 No
A person has not had CVD risk assessment recorded.
The formula and colour-coded charts used for CVD risk assessment in Australia have been developed by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) and endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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 groups should be counted as having had CVD risk assessment recorded.
Details of the formula can be found in:
National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance 2012. Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. Melbourne: National Stroke Foundation.
Input information for CVD risk assessment is collected by general practitioners and other health care providers.
Absolute CVD risk assessment is the probability, expressed as percentage, that a person may experience a cardiovascular event within a specified period. For example, the 5-year absolute risk of 15% means 'a 15% chance that the individual will experience a cardiovascular event within the next 5 years'. The calculation estimates a person's overall risk of CVD based on multiple risk factors as opposed to the traditional approaches using individual risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Assessment of CVD risk based on multiple risk factors is more accurate due to the cumulative effect of CVD risk factors. In view of this additive predictive power, it is reasonable to expect that any prevention or management decisions based on this risk assessment tool should help improve CVD outcomes.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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 recorded indicator, yes/no code N
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