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Australian general practitioners initiate statin therapy primarily on the basis of lipid levels; New Zealand general practitioners use absolute risk

Chris Schilling, Josh Knight, Duncan Mortimer (), Dennis Petrie (), Philip Clarke, John Chalmers, Andrew Kerr and Rod Jackson

Health Policy, 2017, vol. 121, issue 12, 1233-1239

Abstract: To compare the determinants of initial statin prescribing between New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand has a system-wide absolute risk-based approach to primary care cardiovascular disease (CVD) management, while Australia has multiple guidelines.

Keywords: Funding of health care; Prescribing; Cardiovascular disease; CART (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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