Comparative Effectiveness of Statin Therapy

HMG CoA-reductase inhibitors or statins are clearly the most effective class of drugs for lowering LDL cholesterol. Those drugs have been associated with a beneficial impact on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

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Criteria for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Screening for a Risk Factor

Characteristics of the disease

1. Disease has serious consequences

2. Screening population has a high incidence* of disease

3. Risk factor is a good predictor of disease

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