Statins Cost-Effective in Older Adults

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Statins appear to be cost-effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults aged 75 and older, according to a study. Investigators estimated that statin treatment of all adults aged 75 to 84 would prevent 4.3% of incident myocardial infarctions and 2.3% of coronary heart disease deaths at an incremental cost per disability-adjusted life-year of $25,200.

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, April 21, 2015.


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