Title

A look at statin cost-effectiveness in view of the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Journal

Current Atherosclerosis Reports

Volume

16

Issue

9

DOI

10.1007/s11883-014-0438-9

Keywords

Cardiovascular disease; Cholesterol; Cost-effectiveness; Guidelines; Risk

Abstract

The 2013 cholesterol management guidelines presented a major shift in recommendations on which patients at risk of cardiovascular disease should be treated and how to treat them. Implementation of the guidelines is estimated to increase substantially the number of people who would be eligible for statin therapy. As the medical community considers the broad population impact of the new cholesterol guidelines, the issue of cost-effectiveness plays a role. This review covers the basic fundamentals of cost-effectiveness analysis and summarizes the key cost-effectiveness studies that relate to the new cholesterol guidelines. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media.

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