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UK review finds statins are cost effective in secondary prevention

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7222.1390 (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1390
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Statins are most cost effective when used in patients with evidence of cardiovascular disease, in whom they reduce mortality as well as morbidity, according to a review by an advisory body to the NHS, the Health Technology Assessment.

    The review is the 53rd in a series produced by the Health Technology Assessment designed to provide the NHS with information on the most efficient way of using new technologies. Data from five major trials of statins and 18 randomised controlled trials showed that statins reduced overall mortality in people …

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