Letters Statins for people at low risk

Using NHS data on statin outcomes

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4305 (Published 11 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4305
  1. Stephen Black, data scientist1
  1. 1Biggleswade SG18 0QA, UK
  1. steve.i.black{at}gmail.com

The BMJ is right to call for the release of more clinical trial data on statins,1 but perhaps it should also push to use the huge amount of data the NHS already collects.

Nearly 70 million prescriptions for statins are issued in England every year for perhaps five million …

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