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Letters Statins for primary prevention

Many organisations support shared decision making

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 27 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j479
  1. Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive
  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), London SW1A 2BU, UK
  1. gillian.leng{at}

Otto discusses statins for prevention of cardiovascular disease in selected asymptomatic patients.1 She says that “all guidelines emphasise shared decision making, but none provides the tools needed for fully informed decisions.”

This is not the case. The National Institute for Health and Care …

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