Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 1):S20-3
Cost-effectiveness of statins for coronary heart disease patients with hypercholesterolaemia
BMY Cheung, J Chau, SM McGhee, IJ Lauder, CP Lau, CR Kumana
Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
1. These results suggest that a period of non-pharmacological intervention including dietary c lasses lowers the blood cholesterol of patients with coronary heart disease. The use of statins can improve the lipid profiles of these patients further.
2. For Hong Kong patients with myocardial infarction and av erage cholesterol levels on statin therapy, the gross cost per event prevented or per quality-adjusted life year gained is substantial; the potential benefits and savings may outweigh the costs.