Framingham scores overestimate risk two-fold

Cardiovascular disease risk scores based on Framingham data over-estimate risk two-fold in countries like Australia, according to the developers of a new risk tool.

The PREDICT decision support tool, available as a plug-in to GP software in New Zealand, has been developed after collecting population data in real time from NZ GP consultations.

Data on more than 400,000 patients has been collected, Rod Jackson,