The CORFIS experience
AbstractThe CORFIS Programme was conceived by the ClinicalResearch Centre, HKL in 2007 in the hope of piloting a chronicdisease management strategy among the Malaysian privategeneral practitioners to tackle the current epidemic ofcardiovascular chronic diseases.1-5 The programme wasimplementing as a clinical research study i.e. a communitytrial in June 2007. The study recruited a total of 70 GPs withinthe Klang Valley region with an enrolment of 705 patientsdiagnosed with hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM) and/orhyperlipidaemia. The GPs were clustered randomised centrallyin a 2:1 ratio to provide either chronic disease care (CORFIS)or usual care. Patients were followed up for a period of 6months from date of enrolment. (copied from article)
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