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Improving cardiovascular disease management in Australia: NPS MedicineWise

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest cause of premature death in Australia; it accounted for over a third of all deaths in 2007.1 Over the past decade, NPS MedicineWise (previously known as the National Prescribing Service) implemented a number of educational programs on cardiovascular management in primary care, including two programs on the use of antithrombotics in atrial fibrillation (AF) and secondary stroke prevention,2,3 as well as programs for improving management of heart failure.46 NPS MedicineWise used a mix of interventions, both passive (eg, written education materials) and active (eg, one-on-one educational visits, general practitioner clinical audits, case studies), to deliver these programs, to maximise reach among GPs and to reinforce program key messages. Educational visits have been shown to be effective in changing health professional practice.7

The veteran community in Australia is further supported to achieve optimal use of medicines through the Veterans’ Medicines Advice and Therapeutics…