Computer error may have led to incorrect prescribing of statins to thousands of patients

BMJ 2016;353:i2742


Thousands of patients in England may have been incorrectly prescribed or taken off statins because of a major IT glitch.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched an investigation after a fault was discovered with the digital QRISK2 calculator in SystmOne, run by TPP, which assesses cardiovascular risk.