The analysis by Manuel and colleagues creates controversy with headlines, not data

Genest, Jacques; McPherson, Ruth; Frohlich, Jiri; Fodor, George
April 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/12/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 8, p1033
Academic Journal
Comments on the main point of contention in the analysis by Douglas G. Manuel and colleagues which centres on the number of people at low risk who might be prescribed statins according to revised 2003 recommendations. Significance of the INTERHEART study; Limitations of the Canadian Heart Health Survey dataset; Criticism on how Manuel and colleagues estimate the magnitude of the benefit of statin therapy.


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