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GPs 'should prescribe statins to younger patients' using 30-year risk score


I would caution changing practice on the basis of this study. Far better to implement current risk and intervention recommendations from NICE than change. We already fail to estimate risk on 2/3 eligible people, and fail to prescribe in 2/3 of those at 10% 10 year risk. Obviously statins mandatory for secondary prevention unless good reason.

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20 Nov 2018

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