TITLE

Dr Foster's case notes

PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/18/2004, Vol. 329 Issue 7467, p645
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the relationship between the prescribing of lipid regulating drugs or statins to the number of admissions for myocardial infarction in England. Conduct of the study; Finding that the large increase in the cost and volume of the prescribing of lipid regulating drugs has been associated with only a modest reduction in admission rates for heart attacks; Belief that further study is needed which takes into account other risk factors such as smoking, hypertension and diabetes in patients who suffer cardiac arrest.
ACCESSION #
14525833

 

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