Cholesterol treatment practices of primary care physicians.

  title={Cholesterol treatment practices of primary care physicians.},
  author={David J. Hyman and Edward Maibach and June A. Flora and Stephen P. Fortmann},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={107 4},
The active involvement of primary care physicians is necessary in the diagnosis and treatment of elevated blood cholesterol. Empirical evidence suggests that primary care physicians generally initiate dietary and pharmacological treatment at threshold values higher than is currently recommended. To determine current treatment thresholds and establish factors that distinguish physicians who are more likely to initiate therapy at lower cholesterol values, 119 primary care physicians in four… CONTINUE READING

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