Decision Aid Summary

Title Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks.
Audience People with high cholesterol who are prescribed statins.
Options included Take statins.
Talk to your doctor about alternative treatments.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Mayo Clinic
Where was it developed? www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic
US
Health condition Cholesterol
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
5 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.