The Global Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease

      Impact: Health Impact

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      Narrative

      Research in the MONICA project set the standards for national cardiovascular health surveys in Europe, by establishing quality assessment benchmarks for how cardiovascular health should be monitored in populations. These standards were subsequently adopted by the European Union, and by local health bodies, to improve their commissioning decisions. This research has had an important impact on public health monitoring, enabling robust epidemiological comparisons across countries and the sort of analysis that policy makers need to inform the balance between primary and secondary prevention for cardiovascular health.

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      • Health Impact

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