California Right Care Initiative: Community Wide Efforts to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The California Right Care Initiative is a project designed to help improve the quality of California’s health care maintenance organizations. The Initiative has identified two areas of concern: hospital acquired infections and cardiovascular risk factors.
Kaplan: Cardiovascular disease in particular, we have a lot of epidemiologic evidence suggesting that people who have identified risk factors can benefit if they get those risk factors modified.
Narrator: Dr. Robert Kaplan, at the National Institutes of Health, says identifying risk factors and modifying those risk factors by redesigning the way doctors design their practices is just one part of the program’s goal. Learn more at the website obssr.od.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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