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Long-term impact on healthcare resource utilization of statin treatment, and its cost effectiveness in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a record linkage study.

Authors
  • McConnachie, Alex
  • Walker, Andrew
  • Robertson, Michele
  • Marchbank, Laura
  • Peacock, Julie
  • Packard, Christopher J
  • Cobbe, Stuart M
  • Ford, Ian
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Heart Journal
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2014
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
290–298
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht232
PMID: 23839541
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Five years' primary prevention treatment of middle-aged men with a statin significantly reduces healthcare resource utilization, is cost saving, and increases QALYs. Treatment of even younger, lower risk individuals is likely to be cost-effective.

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