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Comment & Response
June 16, 2015

Clinician Understanding of Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
JAMA. 2015;313(23):2381-2382. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5519

To the Editor Dr Ganda’s Viewpoint1 focused on the similarities and differences among 4 major international cholesterol treatment guidelines. The review highlighted the complex nature of clinical practice guidelines and the challenges faced by clinicians in their interpretation. Physicians are often faced with the difficulty of reconciling conflicting information and managing conclusions from experts whose viewpoints may be nuanced by conflicts of interest.2