Hypolipidemic agents in chronic therapy. A compliance study in the ASSET cohort. The issue. In the 2000-2004 five years period, the Italian SSN invested cumulatively over €3.3. billion to fund the prescribing of statins in primary care .
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A compliance study in the ASSET cohort
€ 1 billion/ year
Evaluate the % of persistent and compliant subjects twelve month after initiating statins’ treatment
Persistence: rate of subjects without an interval between 2 consecutive Rx < DDDs prescribed + 30 days
Compliance: rate of persistent subjects with total number of DDDs prescribed/365 > 80%
KEY ASSUMPTION: 1 pill = 1 DDD
Diabetes and high blood pressure identified by the use
of concomitant medications (ATC A10 and C)
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