Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 1;92(9):1106-8.

Adherence with statin therapy in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in veterans administration male population.

Author information

  • 1Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195-7660, USA.


This retrospective cohort study enrolled 8,768 male Veterans Administration patients with coronary heart disease who were prescribed statins from July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2000. After 18 months of follow-up, 71% of the patients had been dispensed >or=80% of the medication. Our population's persistence in using statins was higher than in other open-population cohorts but lower than in randomized controlled trials.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk