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Lowering patients' cholesterol

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.690a (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:690

Excluding patients from trials increases uncertainty

  1. Roger H Jay
  1. Consultant physician Department of Geriatrics, South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE34 0PL

    EDITOR,—In their editorial Michael Oliver and colleagues rightly emphasise the important results of the Scandinavian simvastatin survival study,1 which shows that overall mortality can be reduced by simvastatin in patients with existing coronary artery disease.2 They do not, however, mention …

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