Quality of care for peripheral artery disease is low

This study is a “call to action” to identify and implement effective physician-targeted and patient-targeted strategies aimed at improving quality of care. These strategies should take advantage of recent advances in behavior change, including leveraging an individual’s social support network to help them mak e lifestyle changes, and providing physicians with feedback about the quality of care they provide to patients with peripheral artery disease.AUTHORSJoseph Ladapo of UCLA and Jeffrey Berger of New York University.JOURNALThe studyis published online by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.FUNDINGThe National Heart and Lung Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (R01HL114978), a K23 Career Development Award (K23 HL116787) from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (74140) funded this research.DISCLOSURESBerger receives research funding from Astra Zeneca and served on the Executive Committee for the EUCLID trial of antiplatelet therapy in patients with peripheral artery disease. He also receives consulting fees from Janssen and Merck. Ladapo has no disclosures.
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