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Who needs laboratories and who needs statins?: comparative and cost-effectiveness analyses of non-laboratory-based, laboratory-based, and staged primary cardiovascular disease screening guidelines.

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      Early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors produces significant clinical benefits, but no consensus exists on optimal screening algorithms. This study aimed to evaluate the comparative and cost-effectiveness of staged laboratory-based and non-laboratory-based total CVD risk assessment.

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      [1 ] Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
      Journal
      Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
      Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes
      1941-7705
      1941-7713
      Jan 2014
      : 7
      : 1
      24425701
      CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000397
      10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000397
      3971865
      NIHMS559371

      primary prevention, diagnosis, economics

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