Costs and Effectiveness of Cholesterol Screening in the Elderly

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This paper reviews the evidence that elevation of serum cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the elderly and that the detection and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in an elderly individual who does not have clinically apparent heart disease will diminish overall morbidity or mortality. It also estimates health care expenditures associated with screening and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in the elderly.

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57 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. April 1989.

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This paper reviews the evidence that elevation of serum cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the elderly and that the detection and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in an elderly individual who does not have clinically apparent heart disease will diminish overall morbidity or mortality. It also estimates health care expenditures associated with screening and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in the elderly.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Costs and Effectiveness of Cholesterol Screening in the Elderly, report, April 1989; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39941/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.