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GP leaders unite to reject NICE proposal to put 10% statin threshold in the QOF


Difficult one as presumably the sooner you start statins the sooner you reduce progression of atherosclerosis. I give patients the option citing current NICE guidelines , alternatives [ nothing so effective] and potential adverse effects. On balance most opt for the statins after a 6 month trial of lifestyle improvement has made little impact on their lipid levels.

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01 Jun 2015

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