Lipid-lowering therapy use and achievement of cholesterol targets in an Australian diabetes clinic Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We documented temporal changes in the use of lipid-lowering medications and achievement of cholesterol targets in an Australian diabetes clinic. The number of patients using lipid-lowering therapy for primary or secondary cardiovascular prevention increased from 6 to 69% between 1993-1995 and 2014-2016, which corresponded to a decrease in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from 3.7 to 2.4 mmol/L (P < 0.01).

publication date

  • February 2018