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Table 1 Allocation of the quality indicators (QI) - Data collection methods and patient groups

From: Development and pilot of an internationally standardized measure of cardiovascular risk management in European primary care

Data collection
method
Medical record audit Patient survey GP interview/
practice survey
overall
number
of QI
Quality of care domains* LS CP O PP LS CP O PP LS CP O PP  
Patient groups   
Patients with diabetes** 5
(4)
11
(3)
- - - 1
(0)
- - - - - - 17 (7)
Patients with CVD 5
(4)
18 (9) 1
(1)
- - 1
(0)
- 1
(0)
- - - - 26 (14)
Patient at high risk for CVD 3
(0)
20 (7) 1
(1)
- - - - - - - - - 24 (8)
Primary prevention group - - - - 2
(0)
3
(0)
1
(0)
- - - - - 6 (0)
Practice organisation - - - - - - - - - 18
(8)
15
(7)
- 33 (15)
Overall number of QI 13
(8)
49
(19)
2
(2)
0 2
(0)
5
(0)
1
(0)
1
(0)
0 18
(8)
15
(7)
0 106 (44)
  1. * LS = Lifestyle; CP = Clinical processes; O = Organisational aspects; PP = Patient's perspective
  2. ** The group of patients with diabetes had been excluded in the study
  3. The numbers refer to the broad set of 106 quality indicators (QI) that were scored "restricted valid" with a lower level of agreement within all country panels.
  4. The numbers in brackets refer to the core set of 44 quality indicators (QI), as part of the broad set, that were scored "valid" with a high level of agreement within all country panels.