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The crux of the matter: Did the ABC?s catalyst program change Statin use in Australia?

Schaffer, Andrea. L; Buckley, Nicholas; Dobbins, Timothy; Banks, Emily; Pearson, Sallie-Anne


Objectives: To examine the impact of a two-part special edition of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s science journalism program Catalyst (titled Heart of the matter), aired in October 2013, that was critical of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (“statins”). Design, setting and participants: Population-based interrupted timeseries analysis of a 10% sample of Australian long-term concessional beneficiaries who were dispensed statins under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (about 51% of all...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia
DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00103


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