In the multidisciplinary Dutch guideline on Cardiovascular Risk Management (revision 2011) the recommendation for preventive treatment of elevated risks of cardiovascular disease in patients with arthritis lacks a trial-based justification. This section should therefore be removed. Introduction of clinical guidelines with recommendations justified by evidence of an unacceptably low grade is a growing international tendency that should be stopped.
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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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