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Table 2 Reminders seen by the health professional, corresponding clinical condition, and the resolution

From: Effectiveness of computerized point-of-care reminders on adherence with multiple clinical recommendations by primary health care providers: protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Reminder Clinical condition Resolution
Control blood pressure Arterial hypertension/Elevated cardiovascular risk Most recent blood pressure reading within 1 year shows ≤140/90 mmHg or 150/95 mmHg, depending on cardiovascular risk status
Control glycated hemoglobin Type 2 diabetes mellitus Most recent glycaemia test within 1 year shows HbA1c ≤ 8 %
Control cholesterol Cerebrovascular accident/ischemic heart disease Most recent cholesterol test within 1 year shows LDL ≤120 mg/dl
Screen for retinopathy Type 2 diabetes mellitus Record of thorough eye examination within past 2 years
Encourage smoking cessation Smoking habit Last record says “non-smoker”
Vaccinate for hepatitis B Hepatitis C Record of vaccination
Treat with ACEI Heart failure Active ACEI/ARB prescription
Treat with beta blockers Heart failure/Ischemic heart disease Active beta blockers prescription
Treat with antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs Atrial fibrillation Active prescription for antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs, as appropriate
Treat with antiplatelet drugs Cerebrovascular accident/Ischemic heart disease Active antiplatelet prescription
  1. Hb haemoglobin, LDL low-density lipoprotein, ACEI angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin receptor blocker, HbA1c glycated haemoglobin