Effect of statin (HMG-Co-A-Reductase Inhibitor) use on 1-year mortality and hospitalization rates in older patients with cardiovascular disease living in nursing homes.

@article{Eaton2002EffectOS,
  title={Effect of statin (HMG-Co-A-Reductase Inhibitor) use on 1-year mortality and hospitalization rates in older patients with cardiovascular disease living in nursing homes.},
  author={Charles B. Eaton and Kate L. Lapane and John Bernard Murphy and Anne L. Hume},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={1389-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To quantify the effect of statins on 1-year mortality, hospitalizations, and decline in physical function among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) aged 65 and older living in nursing homes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING All Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing homes (N = 1,492) in Maine, New York, Mississippi, and South… CONTINUE READING