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Cardiovascular tool underestimates risk in ethnic minorities, say researchers.
NICE lipid modification guidelines will lead to social inequalities and miss cardiovascular risk in ethnic minority patients, say UK researchers who developed QRISK.
Last month, NICE decided a modified version of the Framingham cardiovascular risk tool would be best for detecting lipid modification, despite delaying publication of the guidelines to review QRISK.
QRISK had been developed from the UK QRESEARCH database of general practice. Now researchers have created an improved model, and comparative tests of QRISK2 and the NICE-recommended tool show the current guideline …