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Indigenous Prescribing on the Increase

GPs are more likely to prescribe lipid-lowering drugs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients than they were a decade ago, but experts say much more needs to be done to make a significant difference to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Indigenous patients. Researchers analysed data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) survey of 9594 primary care encounters with Indigenous patients and 750 079 encounters with non-Indigenous patients aged 30 years or over.