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RCT of Polypill Versus Usual Care Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with high cardiovascular risk [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Also known as: A trial of the Polypill compared to usual care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at high CVS risk

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/632810]

Researchers: A/Pr Noel Hayman Prof Alex Brown Prof Anthony Rodgers Prof Timothy Usherwood (Participant) Prof Alan Cass (Principal investigator)
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Brief description Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to the lower life expectancy of Aboriginal compared to non Aboriginal people. Guidelines recommend people at high risk of cardiovascular disease shoul be on a combination of blood thinning, blood pressure lowering and cholesterol lowering medications. There is a large gap between actual practice and these guidelines. We will test a combined polypill strategy aiming to simplify treatment and reduce costs to close this gap.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,855,205.43

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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