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Methods to identify increased risk of coronary disease in the general population

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.619-a (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:619

Authors' reply

  1. Sarah Wilson, senior research fellow (s.l.wilson@qmul.ac.uk),
  2. Atholl Johnston, professor,
  3. John Robson, senior lecturer
  1. Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London EC1M 6BQ
  2. General Practice and Primary Care, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 4NS

    EDITOR—Assmann et al have misunderstood the pragmatic question our study answered. In the United Kingdom treatment decisions for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease are based on the Framingham 10 year coronary risk equation.1 Measuring the cholesterol of the entire population is not currently recommended.1 Given that the NHS has a finite budget we asked how general practitioners can …

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