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Cholesterol :: NHS could save millions through smarter prescribing of cholesterol-busting drugs

New figures published show that the NHS could save at least ?85m a year through more efficient prescribing of statins, the drugs that lower cholesterol. Second ‘Better Care, better value’ indicators show productivity gains across the NHS.

The figures also show the productivity gains the NHS has delivered during the second quarter of the year, including reducing the length of time patients stay in hospital and reducing the number of days patients have to wait in hospital before their operation.

The findings come from the second set of quarterly ‘Better Care, better value’ indicators, developed by the Department of Health to help the local NHS identify productivity gains and improve patient care.

The ‘Better Care, better value’ indicators for the second quarter of this year highlight that the NHS has already started to make savings from more efficient prescribing of statins. The figures show that over ?3m has been saved in the quarter to date across the NHS.


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