Venipuncture Rate of Liver Function Tests for Patients being Treatment with Statin in Clinical Practice: a Therapeutic Dilemma

Ananwattanasuk, T.; Chiewchalermsri, C.; Tongdee, P.; Nimkuntod, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 99(Suppl 7): S69-S75


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 29901925
Document Number: 17602
Statin or 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors are hypolipidemic agent. To study unnecessary rate on venipuncture for LFTs in patients being treatment with statin at an outpatient clinic. Retrospective cohort study. Data are collected from medical records that being treatment with statin The number of unnecessary venipuncture in the LFTs group is 308 samples (69.84%). The sample proportions are 85.06% come from staff (262 samples) and 14.94% come from interns (46 samples). The number of appropriate venipuncture for LFTs is 133 samples (30.16%). The sample proportions are 77.44% come from staff (103 samples) and 22.56% come from interns (30 samples). The expenditure of the unnecessary venipuncture for LFTs had a statistically significant difference The expenditure for the unnecessary venipuncture LFTs in patient being treated with statin at the outpatient clinic is statistically higher than the appropriate venipuncture (p<0.05).

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