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Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result recorded indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCVD risk assessment result recorded indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termAbsolute CVD risk assessment recorded indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699031
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018
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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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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

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:

  • persons with diabetes and >60 years old;
  • persons with diabetes with microalbuminuria (i.e. >20 mcg/min for all persons, or UACR >2.5 mg/mmol for males, >3.5 mg/mmol for females);
  • persons with moderate or severe chronic kidney disease (i.e. persistent proteinuria or eGFR < 45 mL/min/1.73m2);
  • persons with a previous diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia;
  • persons with a systolic blood pressure result of ≥180 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure result of ≥110 mmHg;
  • persons with serum total cholesterol >7.5 mmol/L; or
  • persons aged 75 and over.

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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Input information for CVD risk assessment is collected by general practitioners and other health care providers.

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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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result recorded indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI21a-Number of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21a-Number of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Used as denominator
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
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