Lipid lowering drugs in diabetes: Absolute risk reduction is what counts

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1272-a (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1272
  1. L S Lewis, general practitioner (sam@garthnewydd.freeserve.co.uk)
  1. Surgery, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TJ

    EDITOR—Costa et al draw the principal conclusion that diabetic patients benefit more, in both primary and secondary prevention.1 But it is abundantly clear from their own analysis that the relative risk reduction was …

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