Comparing impact and cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for lipid-lowering.

@article{Pletcher2009ComparingIA,
  title={Comparing impact and cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for lipid-lowering.},
  author={Mark J. Pletcher and Lawrence D. Lazar and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Andrew Moran and Nicolas Rodondi and Pamela G. Coxson and James M Lightwood and Lawrence G. Williams and Lee W Goldman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={243-54}
}
Context Which lipid-lowering policies with statins are cost-effective? Contribution This modeling exercise found that the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, which recommend treatment based on cholesterol level and estimated coronary heart disease risk, are reasonably cost-effective if statins cost about $1.50 to $2.20 per pill. At costs lower than $0.10 per pill, treating all persons with LDL cholesterol levels greater than 3.4 mmol/L (>130 mg/dL) could be a better strategy. Implication… CONTINUE READING

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