How do you read a Framingham Risk Score?

How do you read a Framingham Risk Score?

Risk is considered low if the FRS is less than 10%, moderate if it is 10% to 19%, and high if it is 20% or higher. Decisions based on the Framingham tables are made every day in office practice.

What is the Framingham risk assessment tool?

The Framingham Global Risk Assessment tools are comprehensive and effective measures to assess CVD risk in a variety of populations. The best tool is based on: cardiovascular outcome, population of interest, risk timeline, and presence of risk factors.

Is Framingham Risk Score still used?

The current version of the Framingham Risk Score was published in 2008. The publishing body is the ATP III, i.e. the «Adult Treatment Panel III», an expert panel of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

What is a good CVD risk score?

If your risk score is between 10-15%, you are thought to be at moderate risk of CVD in the next five years. If your risk score is less than 10%, you are thought to be at low risk of CVD in the next five years.

What are the criticisms of the Framingham Heart Study?

Some four decades later, there is mounting criticism of the Framingham risk score. First, because it does not predict cardiovascular risk ‘accurately’ enough – when applied to different populations, the score tends to overestimate risk in low-risk populations and underestimate risk in high-risk populations.

What type of study is Framingham Heart Study?

Framingham is a longitudinal cohort study, a type of epidemiological study that follows a group of individuals over time to determine the natural history of certain diseases, explore the behavior of those diseases, and identify the factors that might explain their development.

What is a good HCC score?

The CMS-HCC risk score for a beneficiary is the sum of the score or weight attributed to each of the demographic factors and HCCs within the model. The CMS-HCC model is normalized to 1.0. Beneficiaries would be considered relatively healthy, and therefore less costly, with a risk score less than 1.0.