Why it matters: 2014 NICE guidance on primary and secondary lipid modification recommends the use of a high-intensity statin (i.e. one that reduces LDL cholesterol by 40% or more) with a low acquisition cost. A table showing the percentage reduction of LDL cholesterol by statin doses can be found here and you can read our research paper on suboptimal statin treatment regimens in the British Journal of General Practice.Please note, we have excluded liquid preparations from this measure.
Description: Items of low and medium intensity statins as a percentage of items of all statins.
CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.