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DoH explains thinking behind national service framework for coronary heart disease

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1083
  1. Roger Boyle, national director for heart disease.
  1. Department of Health, London SE1 8UGM

    EDITOR—In the cluster of letters on the national service framework for coronary heart disease,1 two letters (by Lloyd-Mostyn and Cracknell) raise concerns about the recommendation to reduce cholesterol concentration by 30%.2 I wish to clarify the Department of Health's position. The wording of the advice on cholesterol lowering in the national service framework was intended to …

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