Statin initiations and QRISK2 scoring in UK general practice: a THIN database study.

BACKGROUND Statin prescribing should be based on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but evidence suggests overtreatment of low-risk groups and undertreatment of high-risk groups. AIM To investigate the relationship between CVD risk scoring in primary care and initiation of statins for the primary prevention of CVD, and the effect of changes to the… CONTINUE READING