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Interventions in OXCHECK study waste resources

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:260
  1. I U Haq,
  2. W W Yeo,
  3. P R Jackson,
  4. L E Ramsay
  1. Research registrar Lecturer Senior lecturer Professor Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR,--The OXCHECK study showed significant reductions in total cholesterol concentration (3.1%) and blood pressure (2.5/1.5 mm Hg) with health checks over three years.1 The reductions in cholesterol concentration are in line with responses shown in previous controlled trials.2 The authors seem in some doubt about whether these effects are large enough to justify the cost of the health checks. This may be clearer when the projected …

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