Impact of new Joint British Societies' (JBS 2) guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease: evaluation of serum total cholesterol goal achievement in UK clinical practice.

@article{Rajagopalan2007ImpactON,
  title={Impact of new Joint British Societies' (JBS 2) guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease: evaluation of serum total cholesterol goal achievement in UK clinical practice.},
  author={Srinivasan Rajagopalan and Evo A Alemao and L. R. Finch and Don D Yin},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={
          2027-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Consensus health panels, including the Joint British Societies (JBS), have established increasingly stringent cholesterol goals. However, in clinical settings, most patients do not achieve even the less stringent goals. OBJECTIVE To provide descriptive data on the proportion of patients in the United Kingdom who would have achieved the new JBS 2 total cholesterol (TC) goal of < 4.0 mmol/L (< 155 mg/dL) without changes in therapy. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of patients… CONTINUE READING
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