Barriers to statin use in the Philippines

Feliciano, Katrina T and Dychiao, Robyn Gayle K and Eala, Michelle Ann B and Paguio, Joseph Alexander and Guinto, Renzo R * (2022) Barriers to statin use in the Philippines. The Lancet, 10 (6). e793. ISSN 1474-547x

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Maja Marcus and colleagues (March, 2022)1 show that, between 2013 and 2019, 41 low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) failed to meet the WHO targets for statin use in preventing cardiovascular disease. We write from the perspective of the Philippines—a southeast Asian LMIC, where cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death for the past 33 years.2 Challenges in health financing, health infrastructure, and health-service delivery are among the substantial barriers to increasing statin use in the country. We hope the Philippine can perspective inform policies that tackle issues surrounding statin use in other LMICs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: planetary health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > University Centres > Sunway Centre for Planetary Health
Depositing User: Ms Yong Yee Chan
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 23:43
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 23:43

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