Statins and outcomes in patients with pneumonia

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39038.515521.1F (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1124

Appreciating bias and precision in study

  1. Eelko Hak (e.hak@umcutrecht.nl),
  2. Arno W Hoes
  1. 1University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85060, 3508 GA, Utrecht, Netherlands

    The work by Majumdar et al is a major step forwards in dealing with confounding of uncertain direction and magnitude in studying pleiotropic effects of statins.1 However, we believe that despite the limited statistical power of the study, the investigators should have …

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