Review: Care assisted by nurses or pharmacists provides better blood pressure control

May 2006
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study on the use of educational and organisational interventions to improve the management of hypertension in primary care. The interventions studied were self-monitoring, patient education, health professional education, care assisted by nurses or pharmacists, organizational interventions, and appointment reminders It is found that in patients being treated for hypertension, organizational or educational strategies for improving blood pressure control have varying effects. Care assisted by nurses or pharmacists shows improvement in the most blood pressure outcomes, but heterogeneity among studies prevents pooling of results.


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