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The rise of cholesterol testing: how much is unnecessary?

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Background: Laboratory testing has increased dramatically over recent decades, which is a consequence particularly of repeat testing or monitoring, as either a response to treatment or follow-up. Aim: To assess rates of measurement of lipid levels (total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, triglyceride) for diagnosis and monitoring over the last 20 years. Design of study: Audit of electronic database. Setting: A single region in the UK (Oxfordshire). Method: Specimens from individual patie...

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10.3399/bjgp11X556245

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
Department:
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
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Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
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Department of Clinical Biochemistry
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Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
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Department of Clinical Biochemistry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
583
Pages:
e81-e88
Publication date:
2011-02-01
Acceptance date:
2010-05-25
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1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2011-06-13

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