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Patient Educ Couns. 1997 Nov;32(3):207-17.

Primary care physicians and coronary heart disease prevention: a practice model.

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Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Camp Hill Medical Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Abstract

Primary care physicians have an important role in coronary heart disease prevention. This paper discusses the results of a qualitative study conducted with Nova Scotian physicians to explore the following: physicians' expectations about their role in prevention; obstacles to providing preventive care; and, mechanisms by which preventive care occurs. The second part of the paper presents a practice model which is intended as a framework by which physicians may more effectively educate and counsel their patients about health issues, such as coronary heart disease.

PMID:
9423502
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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