Methods: Effectiveness of PACK Adult training will be evaluated in two pragmatic cluster randomised trials, one enrolling adults with chronic lower respiratory diseases and the other enrolling adults with cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Forty eight municipal clinics in Florianopolis were randomly allocated to intervention or control arms. In intervention arm clinics, doctors and nurses will receive educational outreach training and the PACK Adult clinical decision support tool. In control arm clinics, doctors and nurses will receive only the tool. Trial outcomes will be measured using patients’ electronic medical records during 12 months after completion of basic training. Primary outcomes for the respiratory trial are appropriate prescribing, spirometry and diagnosis rates. Primary outcomes for the cardiovascular trial are testing for cardiovascular risk and diabetes, and systolic blood pressure. Educational outreach to primary care professionals could improve respiratory, cardiovascular and diabetes care in Brazil.
- primary health care
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- cardiovascular disease
- randomised controlled trial