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QOF statin treatment is good value

Every intervention in primary care is cost-effective. We know use of statins is cost-effective whether used for primary or secondary prevention.

The calculation that statins save fewer lives per 100,000 than ACE inhibitors might well be true.

But we know for sure that statins are more cost-effective in younger patients, and also more cost-effective for very high-risk groups.

Dr Fatma Ben Hussein, Nottingham

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