TITLE

Effect of initial drug choice on persistence with antihypertensive therapy: the importance of actual practice data

AUTHOR(S)
Caro, J. Jaime; Speckman, Jeanne L.; Salas, Maribel; Raggio, Gabriel; Jackson, Joseph D.
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/99, Vol. 160 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a medical study that examines the relation of persistence with treatment to the class of antihypertensive drug initially chosen. Methods; Results; Conclusions.
ACCESSION #
1454443

 

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