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Dates: 2015-ongoing
Funding: Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
Collaborators: Dmitrij Achelrod, Hamburg University; David Preiss, University of Oxford

Cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering medications, shown to be effective and cost-effective in reducing cardiovascular risk and recommended in clinical guidelines, have been at the forefront of cardiovascular prevention. However, whilst improving, their use has remained suboptimal even in high-income countries with comprehensive healthcare provision. The aim of the project is to investigate the trends of use of cholesterol- and blood pressure lowering interventions and the role of socioeconomic, behavioural and cognitive factors using large population surveys.

STUDY TEAM

Borislava Mihaylova
DR BORISLAVA (BOBY) MIHAYLOVA

Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer

boby.mihaylova@dph.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0)1865 289226

Alastair Gray
PROFESSOR ALASTAIR GRAY

Professor of Health Economics, Director, HERC

alastair.gray@dph.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0)1865 289279

PUBLICATIONS

Achelrod D, Gray A, Preiss D, Mihaylova B. Cholesterol and blood-pressure lowering drug use for secondary cardiovascular prevention in 2004-2013 Europe. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2016:2047487316676906.