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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Health Tracker: TORPEDO study

 

Overview

The TORPEDO study involves the implementation of the Health tracker tool as part of a trial aimed at improving the cardiovascular risk management in 40 general practices and 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW and Queensland.

The Health tracker tool is an electronic decision support system which allows health professionals to implement recommendations from proven clinical guidelines. Health tracker CVD is the first tool to be developed in a series of chronic disease tools. It assessess cardiovascular risk and provides treatment advice in a clear way so that patients can understand their risks and see what actions they should be taking.

Abstract adapted from the George Institute for Global Health

Contacts

Associate Professor David Peiris
Program Director
The George Institute for Global Health
Head office
Level 13
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9993 4513
Ph: (02) 9657 0300
Fax: (02) 9657 0301
Email: info@georgeinstitute.org.au

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Last updated: 27 August 2013
 
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