GP software detects FH patients in 10 mins

A new Australian software tool allows GP practices to identify patients at high risk of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in as little as 10 minutes.

The electronic screening tool, TARB-Ex, is being mooted as a way to bring the detection and management of FH into primary care, instead of leaving it to hospitals.

Only about 10% of patients with FH are currently identified, largely due to the lack of practical population-based screening tools.

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