HDS-15.1 Increase aspirin use as recommended among women aged 55 to 79 years with no history of cardiovascular disease
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of visits by women aged 55 to 79 years with no history of cardiovascular disease (ICD-9-CM codes 410-414, 429.2, 433-438, 440.1, 440.2, 444, 445, V12.54, V45.81, and V45.82) to non-Federal physicians in office-based practices where aspirin or other antiplatelet medication was ordered, supplied, administered, or continued.
Number of visits by women aged 55 to 79 years with no history of cardiovascular disease to non-Federal physicians in office-based practices.
From the 2006 and 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey patient record:
Include Rx and OTC drugs, immunizations, allergy shots, anesthetics, chemotherapy, and dietary supplements that were ordered, supplied, administered or continued during the visit.
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
(Question 5a) As specifically as possible, list diagnoses related to this visit including chronic conditions.
- Primary Diagnosis:_______________
- Other: _______________
- Other: _______________
The primary objective of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence of physician-prescribed aspirin and other antiplatelet medications among women aged 55 to 79 years with no history of cardiovascular disease as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other major guidelines. Pregnant women (ICD-9-CM codes: V22, V23, and V28), visits for pre- or postsurgery follow-up, patients with documented contraindications to chronic aspirin use (coagulation defects, purpura and other hemorrhagic conditions, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, acute hepatic failure, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage), and persons prescribed anticoagulant medication (warfarin, heparin, or low molecular weight heparins) were excluded from this analysis of patients. The unit of analysis for NAMCS is the patient visit.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- George MG, Tong X, Sonnenfeld N, Hong Y. Recommended use of aspirin and other antiplatelet medications among adults--National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2005-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012 Jun 15;61 Suppl:11-8.