Beyond guidelines: Achieving the optimum in LDL cholesterol control

Eyal Leibovitz, Rafi Bitzur, Dror Harats, Dov Gavish

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Population
  • Quality of care
  • Treatment guidelines

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