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Informing about cardiovascular risk
Any health care interventions should be made after careful consideration of the benefits and risks for the individual. But experts and the general public sometimes have different views on what the benefit actually is. Understanding how the public perceives risk is important for designing the information correctly: to build on the individual's pre-understanding, to bridge knowledge gaps, and to correct inaccuracies. From a societal perspective, it is also important to ensure that health care efforts are equal. By examining which groups benefit from the efforts, they can be directed towards particularly vulnerable groups and individuals.
This policy brief contains Åsa Grauman's recommendations for how best to inform the public about the risk of cardiovascular disease.