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Cardiac Testing Evaluation

Prior to the development of the content for an AAFP CME program related to cardiac testing, EHR data of DI healthcare systems in 3 selected regions of the U.S. were pulled and evaluated. Data included targeted cardiovascular testing ordered by PCP including ECG, exercise treadmill, functional/advanced testing, and cardiac CT scans. Data results were used to develop CME content targeted to specific regional testing orders.

Patients were placed into 4 cohorts, depending on symptoms and diagnoses. Patients were further stratified into 3 risk groups. The analysis, looking at the symptomatic cohorts in each of the 3 regions, evaluated which test each group was most likely to receive and how the test related to risk. 

Dataset Description

Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
  • LDL
  • Gender
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Diagnoses
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Smoking Status
  • Year of Birth
  • A1c
  • Encounters
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Cardiology Referrals
  • Resting EKG/ECG
  • Treadmill EKG/ECG
  • CT Cardiac Imaging
  • Functional cardiac testing for ischemia
  • Family History of Early CVD