Letters Secondary prevention in stroke

When we might extrapolate

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2097 (Published 27 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2097
  1. L Sam Lewis, GP trainer1
  1. 1Surgery, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TJ
  1. sam{at}garthnewydd.freeserve.co.uk

    Hepple rightly asks for the evidence for lipid lowering treatment in patients over the age of 80.1

    But absence of evidence is not the same thing as evidence of absence. Nobody, to my knowledge, has performed randomised controlled studies on north Pembrokeshire …

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