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General practitioner perceptions of treatment benefits and costs in patients with hyperlipidaemia.

Abstract:
This study explored general practitioner (GP) perceptions of use of treatments to manage hyperlipidaemia and their cost implications. GPs recognized different levels of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, but were not always aware of which were major factors. Most were unfamiliar with published guidelines on managing hyperlipidaemia, and were likely to initiate drug therapies even in low-risk patients with mild hyperlipidaemia. Clearer advice is needed on whom to treat and on dietary intervention with high-fibre as well as low-fat diets.
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Published

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
48
Issue:
427
Pages:
983-984
Publication date:
1998-02-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:c2abdb53-79fd-40f0-88b9-0c1d2e3bd1f8
Source identifiers:
223035
Local pid:
pubs:223035

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