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Jansen, J., McKinn, S., Bonner, C., Irwig, L., Doust, J., Glasziou, P., Nickel, B., van Munster, B., & McCaffery(2015). Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines recommendations about primary cardiovascular disease prevention for older adults. BMC Family Practice, 16(104), 1-13.

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Background: Clinical care for older adults is complex and represents a growing problem. They are a diverse patient group with varying needs, frequent presence of multiple comorbidities, and are more susceptible to treatment harms. Thus Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) need to carefully consider older adults in order to guide clinicians. We reviewed CPG recommendations for primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and examined the extent to which CPGs address issues important for older people identified in the literature.

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