risk prediction system

risk prediction system

Any system designed to predict the risk of the occurrence of “X”—e.g., the PARR tool, used to identify patients who have an increased chance of readmission to hospital.
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The risk prediction system will be used by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), which are physician organizations under the NHS that are responsible for managing primary care in a given geographical area.
The recently released third iteration of the Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease includes both of these CHD risk prediction systems in their guidelines, and in part incorporates family history of premature heart disease (age <60 years in a first-degree relative) and increased hsCRP (>2 mg/L) (4).