Performance Improvement 2001. Hyperlipidemia and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in Native Americans: Evaluation of Lipid Control Through a Pharmacist Managed Lipid Clinic


The purpose of this project is to evaluate the results of CV clinic coronary heart disease (CHD) risk management, counseling and aggressive medical nutritional therapy and pharmacological-therapeutic treatment of hyper-cholesterol in primary and secondary prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. The study will evaluate whether a pharmacist can effectively manage patients with dyslipidemias in comparison to usual care. In order to do this, the study will look at the proportion of patients enrolled in the CV clinic who meet target goals for total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, compared to those receiving only the usual care. Secondly, the cost-effectiveness of the CV clinic will be evaluated. Lastly, changes in morbidity and mortality will be evaluated. If the findings of this evaluation show that the CV clinic is cost effective and successful in decreasing morbidity and mortality in the native population, this clinic could serve as a national prototype for other Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities.


AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Fowler, 301-443-3024

PIC ID: 7139

PERFORMER: Indian Health Service

Rockville MD