Patient and general practitioner attitudes to taking medication to prevent cardiovascular disease after receiving detailed information on risks and benefits of treatment: a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Gale2011PatientAG,
  title={Patient and general practitioner attitudes to taking medication to prevent cardiovascular disease after receiving detailed information on risks and benefits of treatment: a qualitative study},
  author={Nicola Kay Gale and Sheila M. Greenfield and Paramjit Singh Gill and Kerry Gutridge and Tom P. Marshall},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND There are now effective drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease and guidelines recommend their use. Patients do not always choose to accept preventive medication at levels of risk reduction recommended in guidelines. The purpose of the study was to identify and explore the attitudes of patients and general practitioners towards preventative medication for cardiovascular disease (CVD) after they have received information about it; to identify implications for practice and prescribing… CONTINUE READING