DoH explains thinking behind national service framework for coronary heart diseaseBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1083 (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1083
- Roger Boyle, national director for heart disease.
- 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 …