Four out of ten patients are not taking statins regularly during the 12 months after an acute coronary event
posted by Research Admin on 27 October 2011
Year of Publication
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation 19(3), 349-357
Journal article (peer reviewed)
In this retrospective cohort study, the authors investigated dispensing rates for statins after hospital discharge for acute CHD event. Based on the results of the study, the authors conclude that "in a setting with few barriers to statin treatment, about 40% of patients had suboptimal statin dispensing during the year after hospital treatment for CHD. This study has identified four significant categories of suboptimal adherence that could inform quality improvement programmes".
Type of Study
Retrospective cohort study
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