COMMENTARY: Simvastatin was cost-effective across a broad range of risk and age groups

Bryson, Chris L.; Fihn, Stephan D.
March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' comment on the Heart Protection Study, which was aimed at determining the cost and benefits of treating patients with a generic statin dose. According to the authors, the costs of care will differ in different settings, even assuming similar drug prices. Moreover, it is stated that as the amount of risk reduction resulting from statin therapy varies, it is very difficult to make accurate predictions of benefit among low-risk patients.


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