Trends in statin therapy initiation during the period 2000-2010 in Israel

Varda Shalev, Clara Weil*, Raanan Raz, Inbal Goldshtein, Dahlia Weitzman, Gabriel Chodick

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Purpose: The aim of this population-based study is to describe trends in the characteristics and treatment patterns of statin initiators over the first decade of the 21st century. Methods: New statin use was studied retrospectively using the database of Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS), a large Israeli health maintenance organization. Statin initiators were defined as MHS members aged.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug utilization
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Population-based study
  • Statins


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