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The numbers expected to be treated (NETT): a way forward in CVD prescribing?

Publication date: Sunday, 17 March 2013
Contributor(s): Leslie Sam Lewis, Nicholas D Gollop

A variety of cardiovascular disease (CVD) statin prescribing strategies are advocated for use in primary care. We defined four strategies: assorted drugs and doses (current practice); fixed doses targeting all men or women aged >55 years; targeting those at high Framingham CVD risk; and tailoring dose according to risk stratification. By combining price and potency data with our CVD patient risks database, we modelled potential benefit (myocardial infarctions [MIs] prevented), cost and numbers expected to be treated for each strategy.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6 Number 1 Jan-Feb-Mar 2013
Print edition page(s): 32
Contributor(s): Leslie Sam Lewis, Nicholas D Gollop

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