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Khan NNS, Kelly-Blake K, Luo Z
Sex differences in statin prescribing in diabetic and heart disease patients in FQHCs: a comparison of the ATPIII and 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines.
The study’s purpose was to determine differences in the rate of statin prescribing by sex based on the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III and 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC/American Heart Association) cholesterol guidelines in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The study also wanted to determine adherence to those guidelines based on the 2013 recommendations. Two FQHCs were used and patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus (DM) were recruited. There was no difference between men and women in statin prescribing under ATPIII; however there was underprescribing for both men and women with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
Citation: Khan NNS, Kelly-Blake K, Luo Z . Sex differences in statin prescribing in diabetic and heart disease patients in FQHCs: a comparison of the ATPIII and 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol 2019 Mar 5;6:2333392818825414. doi: 10.1177/2333392818825414..
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Diabetes, Medication, Practice Patterns, Sex Factors