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Effectiveness and efficiency of different guidelines on statin treatment for preventing deaths from coronary heart disease: modelling study

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1419

How do the JBS 2 Guidelines perform?

In 2005 the Joint British Societies published updated guidelines (1).
Many people would be very interested to see how well the new guidelines
perform in relation to the old (and other national guidelines). E.g., what
is the NNT? And, what are the effectiveness and efficiency gaps? Please
publish an update to Figure 2 in the paper? Thanks very much. Michael

(1) British Cardiac Society, British Hypertension Society, Diabetes
UK, HEART UK, Primary Care
Cardiovascular Society, The Stroke Association. JBS 2: Joint British
Societies' guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical
practice. Heart 2005;91(Suppl V):v1–v52. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2005.079988

Competing interests:
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01 June 2006
H Michael Power
Clinical Guideline Developer
Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2ES, UK