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

Gutknecht, David
May 2006
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views regarding a study on strategies for improving blood pressure (BP) control or clinical outcomes in patients receiving treatments for hypertension. The author informs that despite potentially dramatic benefits from effective modern drugs, hypertension treatment rates remain low and BP control rates even lower. Further, it is stated that systems-based approaches are needed to improve hypertension care. The author reveals that physician inertia seems to be a major obstacle in efforts to improve hypertension outcomes.


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