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GPs to review 260,000 patients as full scale of CV risk calculator error revealed

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www.NNT.com has a paper analysing the 'benefits' of 5 years statin therapy in 60,000 patients in this risk group (Arch Int Medicine 2010) •None were helped (life saved) •1 in 104 were helped (preventing heart attack) •1 in 154 were helped (preventing stroke) ?Harms in NNH •1 in 100 were harmed (develop diabetes*) •1 in 10 were harmed (muscle damage)

Posted date

10 Jun 2016

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8:50am

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