Exploratory evaluation of variation in statin take up among high risk patients in Nottingham City

Andrew Turner, Ian Shaw

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Abstract

This report is from a small qualitative study evaluating variation in statin take up following risk assessment as part of the UK's NHS Health Checks programme. Previous studies at the practice level have found lower than expected take up of statins from the Health Checks programme, and it has been suggested that this may be due to patients' and doctors' beliefs about treating risk rather than disease.1 From interviews with a small sample of patients and GPs it is suggested that greater variation may be a consequence of shared-decision making. The trends identified here have implications for primary care practice, if corroborated in a large study. The results therefore provide a basis for further research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Health
Volume127
Issue number10
Early online date23 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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