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Clinician Nudge Ups Initiation of Statin Prescribing in Primary Care

November 30, 2022. 11:57 PM CST.

Clinician nudge alone or in combination with a patient nudge increases initiation of statin prescribing versus usual care

By Elana Gotkine HealthDay Reporter Read article

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