Time trends in statin utilisation and coronary mortality in Western European countries

@article{Vancheri2016TimeTI,
  title={Time trends in statin utilisation and coronary mortality in Western European countries},
  author={F. Vancheri and L. Backlund and L. Strender and B. Godman and B. Wettermark},
  journal={BMJ Open},
  year={2016},
  volume={6}
}
  • F. Vancheri, L. Backlund, +2 authors B. Wettermark
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • BMJ Open
  • Objectives To determine whether there is a relation between statin utilisation and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in populations with different levels of coronary risk, and whether the relation changes over time. Design Ecological study using national databases of dispensed medicines and mortality rates. Setting Western European countries with similar public health systems. Main outcome measures Population CHD mortality rates (rate/100 000) as a proxy for population coronary risk level… CONTINUE READING
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