A look at statin cost-effectiveness in view of the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines
Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Cardiovascular disease; Cholesterol; Cost-effectiveness; Guidelines; Risk
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.
Deaño, R., Pandya, A., Jones, E., & Borden, W. (2014). A look at statin cost-effectiveness in view of the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 16 (9). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11883-014-0438-9