Purpose of review: Despite clear treatment guidelines, a major part of the population is not achieving the recommended LDL cholesterol target levels. This fact is more prominent among high-risk populations in which the majority of patients are untreated or undertreated. Recent findings: The review will elaborate on the key issues of treating large populations: patient compliance, drug efficacy, cost-benefit, and physician quality of care. Summary: A programme aimed at improving control of hyperlipidemia should address all four issues. The primary care physician should be empowered and given tools for optimizing treatment.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Lipidology|
|State||Published - Dec 2005|
- Quality of care
- Treatment guidelines