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Study: More Young Adults Would Take Statins Under Pediatric Guidelines

from The American Journal of Managed Care

When treating a young person age 17 to 21, which clinical guidelines apply? Should physicians follow pediatric guidelines or those for adults? Would it make a difference? In the case of statins, 400,000 more young people might be taking them for elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol if physicians followed pediatric guidelines for this age group, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics. more

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