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GPs face major drive to put younger patients on statins as JBS recommends lifetime QRisk score


The baseline data seems to be statistical soup derived from retrospective trawling of variably recorded primary care computer notes. Primary prevention trial data is largely absent. Now that statins are generic the drugs will cost less than the monitoring and diagnosis and treatment of side effects. The principles guiding NICE and the 2004 QOF was evidenced based action. A decade on and we are back to Mickey Mouse .

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02 Jul 2013

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