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GPs told to ignore NICE statin prescribing guidance in cost-cutting drive


For a moderate intensity statin 33 patients need to be treated to prevent 1 CVD event over a 10 year period. 1/33 gives you your absolute risk over 10 years = 0.03%. If you have a 10% chance of having a CVD event over the same 10 year period = 1/10 x absolute risk (0.03) = 0.003 is the absolute risk reduction for someone with with a 10% QRISK2 taking a moderate intensity statin that gives around a 40% reduction in LDL. Not sure if I did the math right or not.

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02 Jun 2016

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