This document, Registre Gironí del Cor: L’estudi Regicor a les comarques de Girona 1978-2008, was presented at the 30th anniversary celebration of the REGICOR study. It is available in Catalan, Spanish and English.
The large volume of publications that have resulted from the REGICOR study is well known internationally by all who are interested in diseases of the cardiovascular system. However, REGICOR has made important contributions not only in the area of epidemiology but also in the planning and restructuring of healthcare services. Within the normal everyday tasks at Dr. Josep Trueta University Hospital, the members of the REGICOR team have been able to find a way to combine good clinical practice with epidemiologic research and at the same time serve as a catalyst for many individuals who have contributed their efforts and skills to advance the project.
On the other hand, we would emphasize the importance of REGICOR since its inception in developing the plan for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the circulatory apparatus, Pla Director de Malalties de l’Aparell Circulatori, of the Catalan government’s Department of Health, both in terms of epidemiologic information and of personal effort and commitment, which was particularly notable in the participation of the president of the advisory council (Consell Assessor) and the director of the healthcare plan.