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Monitoring adherence to drug treatment by using change in cholesterol concentration: secondary analysis of trial data.

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy of monitoring cholesterol concentration for detecting non-adherence to lipid lowering treatment. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data on cholesterol concentration in the LIPID (long term intervention with pravastatin in ischaemic disease) study by using three measures of non-adherence: discontinuation of treatment, allocation to placebo arm, less than 80% of pills taken. SETTING: Randomised placebo controlled trial in Australia and New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS:...

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10.1136/bmj.d12

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
342
Pages:
d12
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:53753272-3601-4077-9a5f-db6b2f6a2957
Source identifiers:
215677
Local pid:
pubs:215677

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