Clinical: Statins lead the drive in primary CHD prevention

Minhas, Rubin
August 2005
GP: General Practitioner;8/19/2005, p43
Discusses the impact of a new directive issued by NICE regarding treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) patients in Great Britain on physicians. Information that NICE has established that treating patients at 20 per cent CHD risk or greater is a cost-effective use of NHS resources; Reasons why this recommendation does not itself constitute an activity target; Benefits for those for whom the 30 per cent CHD risk threshold was too high; View that defining exception-reporting criteria for statin therapy in elderly patients has been a particular problem for many GPs and primary care organisations.


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