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

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It',s a calculation,it's not real,they didn't actually give patients statins for 30 years. This is more of a predictive meta analysis,like a medical complex financial product derivative,or as we say in general practice,fantasy. There is a vast meticulously researched anti statin literature,however I would suggest none has emphasised some of the key fallacies. When putting patients on statins particularly for 30 years the patient should be introduced to the importance of statin holidays. The key information,the NNT, is not on the data sheet There is a reason for that

Posted date

20 Nov 2018

Posted time

4:06pm

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