Lipid lowering medication
Name lipid_regulating_drugs_gprd
Chapter Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic/Lipids
Definition
Patient prescribed lipid lowering medication, specifically statins, bile acid

sequestrants, ezetimibe, Fibrates, nicotinic acids and omega-3 fatty acid compounds. Patients

may be on more than one medication at a time.
Data Type Binary
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 02.03.2011 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
0 Not on medication
1 On medication
Implementation
IF patient prescribed medications from BNF sections 2.1.2, THEN lipid_meds = 1,

ELSE lipid_meds = 0
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