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Comment & Response
October 1, 2014

Rates of Cholesterol Screening of Youth—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;312(13):1354. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10357

In Reply Dr Gregory and colleagues raise the concern that because our analysis used only health maintenance visits, we may have underestimated a substantial proportion of cholesterol testing. In fact, we consciously excluded subspecialist, urgent care, or other visits because we suspected those visits had a higher chance of including testing performed in follow-up of a known cholesterol disorder or to look for adverse events from medications that can affect lipid levels.

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