Primary Care Physician Perspectives on Barriers to Statin Treatment

Primary Care Physician Perspectives on Barriers to Statin Treatment Cardiovasc Drugs Ther (2017) 31:303–309 DOI 10.1007/s10557-017-6738-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE Primary Care Physician Perspectives on Barriers to Statin Treatment 1 2 3 3 Rikki M. Tanner & Monika M. Safford & Keri L. Monda & Benjamin Taylor & 4 4 1 5 Ronan O’Beirne & Melanie Morris & Lisandro D. Colantonio & Ricardo Dent & 1 6 Paul Muntner & Robert S. Rosenson Published online: 14 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract robin fashion. Then, each PCP independently ranked their Purpose Discontinuation of statin therapy represents a major top three responses to each question. For each PCP, the challenge for effective cardiovascular disease prevention. It is most important reason was given a weight of 3 votes, and unclear how often primary care physicians (PCPs) re-initiate the second and third most important reasons were given statins and what barriers they encounter. We aimed to identify weights of 2 and 1, respectively. We categorized the indi- PCP perspectives on factors influencing statin re-initiation. vidual responses into themes and determined the relative Methods We conducted six nominal group discussions with importance of each theme using a Bpercent of available 23 PCPs from the Deep South Continuing Medical Education votes^ metric. network. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy Springer Journals

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