Effectiveness of lipid lowering drugs in general practice: Study had two major flaws

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.51 (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:51
  1. Bernard M Y Cheung, associate professor (mycheung@hkucc.hku.hk),
  2. Cyrus R Kumana, professor of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

    EDITOR—The paper by Hippisley-Cox et al is a large study of how prescribed drugs are used in the community and gives a useful picture of the lipid lowering drugs used and their effectiveness.1 It has two major flaws, however.

    The first is the omission to report the characteristics …

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