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Prescribing behaviour according to Dutch and European guidelines on the management of hypercholesterolaemia (1992-1999).

Authors
  • Mantel-Teeuwisse, Aukje K
  • Klungel, Olaf H
  • Hofman, Albert
  • Verschuren, W M Monique
  • Trienekens, Paul H
  • Porsius, Arijan J
  • Stricker, Bruno H Ch
  • de Boer, Anthonius
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of clinical pharmacology
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
61
Issue
5
Pages
592–600
Identifiers
PMID: 16669852
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of statins was in agreement with the most recent European guidelines in over 90% of elderly patients who started statins for primary prevention, but in only 6% of these patients according to the Dutch guidelines. As long as existing guidelines are as discrepant as they are now, variation in agreement between physicians' prescribing and guideline recommendations is unavoidable.

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