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Comment & Response
January 15, 2014

Formulation of Treatment Recommendations for Statins

Author Affiliations
  • 1Vancouver Island Health Authority, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
JAMA. 2014;311(3):305. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284440

To the Editor Drs Ridker and Wilson1 proposed that statin guidelines formulate treatment recommendations through consideration of “… patient populations for whom clinical trials have demonstrated benefit.” They failed to provide a clear definition of benefit. The authors cited approximately 20 randomized clinical trials; however, the measures of benefit varied widely between some of these trials.

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