Australian general practitioners initiate statin therapy primarily on the basis of lipid levels; New Zealand general practitioners use absolute risk
Duncan Mortimer (),
Dennis Petrie (),
Andrew Kerr and
Health Policy, 2017, vol. 121, issue 12, 1233-1239
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)
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