Computer error may have led to incorrect prescribing of statins to thousands of patientsBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2742 (Published 13 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2742
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
Thousands of patients in England may have been incorrectly prescribed or taken off statins because of a major IT glitch.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched an investigation after a fault was discovered with the digital QRISK2 calculator in SystmOne, run by TPP, which assesses cardiovascular risk.
The MHRA said that a third of GP surgeries in England may have been affected and has told the affected practices to contact patients who …