Effectiveness of lipid lowering drugs in general practice

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.51-a (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:51

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  1. Julia Hippisley-Cox, senior lecturer in general practice (julia.hippisley-cox@nottingham.ac.uk),
  2. Mike Pringle, professor of general practice,
  3. Carol Coupland, senior lecturer in medical statistics
  1. School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Primary Care, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

    EDITOR—Wang et al, and Kumana and Cheung are concerned by the omission of data on drug dosage. We included an analysis of drug dosage in the original paper submitted to the BMJ and removed it at the request of the editorial board. Of the 1116 patients whose serum cholesterol value was above 5 mmol/l, 209 (18.7%) were receiving maximum doses compared with …

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