Study title and authors:
Statins and outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia: population based prospective cohort study
This study can be accessed at: http://www.bmj.com/content/333/7576/999.full?rss=1
The objectives of the study was to determine whether statins reduce mortality or need for admission to intensive care in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia; and to assess whether previously reported improvements in sepsis (blood stream infection) were a result of the healthy user effect.
Majumdar found that the Statin users were 10% more likely to die or be admitted to an intensive care unit than non-users and reports of improvements in sepsis WERE a result of the healthy user effect.
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