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NICE recommends introduction of 10% statin threshold into QOF despite GP opposition

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Anon 3.48pm - I really don't think this is appropriate language. You should knw better. As for the headline, I this it's rather inflamatory, since NICE isn't forcing anyone to take anything. QOF is using this quality standard to incentivise prescribing of statins, which rightly should b after discussion of lifestyle and other risk factor modification. As 3.54pm says, the Americans have an even lower threshold. My own view is that we should adopt an holistic approach to the issue of prescribing drugs in this and any other situation. Discuss pros and cons dispationately with patients and share decision making. Not the foul mouthed approach of 3.48pm who frankly should have his comment withdrawn

Posted date

01 Jun 2015

Posted time

5:02pm

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