To what extent do patients in general practice reach guideline lipid-lowering treatment goals?
2007 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, ISSN 1741-8267, E-ISSN 1741-8275, Vol. 14, no 1, 149-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: We assessed the extent to which the 1998 European guideline goals were reached among patients on statin treatment. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: A total of 683 consecutive patients on statin treatment were recruited from 48 primary healthcare centres all over Sweden. Serum lipid levels and possible goal-reaching determinants were registered. RESULTS: The treatment goal for total cholesterol was met in 55% of patients and for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in 60% of patients. Male sex and a history of diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease increased the likelihood of meeting treatment goals. CONCLUSIONS: More than half of statin-treated Swedish primary care patients reached the treatment goals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 14, no 1, 149-151 p.
lipid-lowering treatment, statin treatment, treatment goals
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-10382DOI: 10.1097/HJR.0b013e3280125485ISI: 000244796200022PubMedID: 17301641OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-10382DiVA: diva2:38150