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GPs should consider offering statins to all patients aged over 75, researchers say

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l522 (Published 01 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l522

Re: GPs should consider offering statins to all patients aged over 75, researchers say

GPs should indeed consider offering a statin to people aged over 75 years. They should also ensure they enter a code for “statin declined” when patients refuse to take a statin to make clear they have offered a statin but that is was the patient’s decision to refuse to take one.

Competing interests: I am a part-time general practitioner in an NHS general practice.

01 February 2019
Azeem Majeed
Professor of Primary Care
Imperial College London
Reynolds Building, London W6 8RP