Letters Cardiovascular prevention costs

Cardiovascular prevention may increase healthcare and other costs

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5622 (Published 06 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5622
  1. Peter J Noble, emeritus consultant1
  1. 1Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, London, UK
  1. pjnoble{at}blueyonder.co.uk

In their research article on cardiovascular disease prevention, Barton and colleagues show a table claiming that four interventions (cholesterol reduction of 5%, systolic blood pressure reduction of 5%, salt intake reduction of 3 …

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