Switching statins in Norway after new reimbursement policy: a nationwide prescription study.

@article{Sakshaug2007SwitchingSI,
  title={Switching statins in Norway after new reimbursement policy: a nationwide prescription study.},
  author={Solveig Sakshaug and Kari Furu and \Oystein Karlstad and Marit R\onning and Svetlana Skurtveit},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={476-81}
}
AIMS To assess the changes in prescribing of statins in Norway after implementation of the new reimbursement regulations for statins in June 2005. METHODS Data were retrieved from the Norwegian Prescription Database covering the total population in Norway (4.6 million). Outcome measures were the proportion of atorvastatin users switching to simvastatin and changes in the proportion of new statin users receiving simvastatin. Based on retail costs for all statin prescriptions dispensed in… CONTINUE READING

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