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Table 3 List of quality-of-care indicators

From: Improved delivery of cardiovascular care (IDOCC) through outreach facilitation: study protocol and implementation details of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care

Condition/risk factor List of indicators
Coronary artery disease ➢ Blood pressure checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Fasting blood glucose taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Lipid profile taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Waist circumference measured in past 12 months?
  ➢ If waist circumference is above limits (male > 88 cm, female > 102 cm), was referral to a dietician or an exercise program recommended or discussed?
  ➢ Was a cardiovascular disease medication (e.g., beta-blocker, ACE inhibitor) recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Was aspirin recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
Chronic kidney disease ➢ Albumin/creatinine ratio checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Blood pressure checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Lipid profile taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Estimated glomerular filtration rate taken in past 12 months?
Diabetes mellitus ➢ Blood pressure checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Lipid profile taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Was a glycemic control medication recommended/discussed/prescribed in past year?
  ➢ Hemoglobin A1c taken twice in past year?
  ➢ Waist circumference measured in past 12 months?
  ➢ If waist circumference is above limits (male > 88 cm, female > 102 cm), was referral to a dietician or an exercise program recommended or discussed?
Peripheral vascular disease ➢ Blood pressure checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Fasting blood glucose taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Lipid profile taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Was a lipid-lowering medication recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Was an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Was aspirin recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Waist circumference measured in past 12 months?
  ➢ If waist circumference is above limits (male > 88 cm, female > 102 cm), was referral to a dietician or an exercise program recommended or discussed?
Stroke/transient ischemic attack ➢ Blood pressure checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Fasting blood glucose taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Lipid profile taken in past 12 months?
  ➢ Was aspirin recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
Dyslipidemia ➢ Lipid profile checked in past 12 months?
  ➢ Was a lipid-control medication recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Waist circumference measured in past 12 months?
  ➢ If waist circumference is above limits (male > 88 cm, female > 102 cm), was referral to a dietician or an exercise program recommended or discussed?
Hypertension ➢ Blood pressure checked at least three times in past year?
  ➢ Was a blood pressure control medication (e.g., beta-blocker, ACE inhibitor) recommended/discussed prescribed in the past year?
  ➢ Waist circumference measured in past 12 months?
  ➢ If waist circumference is above limits (male > 88 cm, female > 102 cm), was referral to a dietician or an exercise program recommended or discussed?
Smoking ➢ Was smoking status checked in the past year?
  ➢ If patient smokes, was there counselling or referral to a smoking cessation program?
  ➢ Was a smoking cessation drug (e.g., Nicotine patch, Champix, etc) recommended/discussed/prescribed in the past year?
  1. ACE: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme