The Fall 2016 Issue of the AANP Education Insider is now available. Focusing on CE accreditation, this issue introduces the new CE Accreditation Manager and provides insights on CE application requirements. Read the update from the 2016 Conference NPO CE Meeting, see some new listings in the AANP CE Center and learn about post impact surveys – how they affect your continuing education choices.
The decision to start or continue taking aspirin to prevent CVD and CRC is complex, with many important factors for clinicians and patients to consider. The most favorable balance of benefits and harms involves benefit for both CVD and CRC prevention and little potential for harm from bleeding. Persons who either are at low risk for CVD events or have a life expectancy too short to benefit from a reduced risk for CRC will receive significantly less benefit; thus, the balance of benefits and harms will likely not be favorable.
The balance of benefits and harms of aspirin use is contingent on 4 main factors: risk for bleeding, preferences about taking aspirin, baseline CVD risk, and age.
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