are an easy, uncomplicated screen designed to identify the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes – a “Personal Health WOF”.
In New Zealand cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death – accounting for 40% of all deaths annually. Nearly 1/3 of New Zealanders do not know that they have high blood pressure – an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease.
Diabetes affects about 200,000 New Zealanders, but the Ministry of Health estimates that only half of these people have been diagnosed. People with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those people without diabetes. 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease.
Early detection can help prevent complications and assists in preserving good health. MedCheck is a 15 min individual appointment with a Registered Nurse.
A MedCheck tests and records the following:
- Blood Pressure
- Height and Weight
- Body Mass Index
- Total Cholesterol
A written record of the results and what they might mean to the patient are given to the individual during the consultation.
Recommendations are then given by the nurse, and all information is kept on a secure database to compare with future results. The data from your entire workforce is collated into a report and sent to management with a summary of results identifying any trends or problems that your organisation may then wish to address.