On Improving Hypertension Treatment Success

Covit, Andrew B.
January 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2005, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses optimal clinical management of hypertension. Analysis of the hypertensive population of more than 50 million people in the United States exhibited an embarrassing decrease in the number of those who received a diagnosis and therapeutic intervention and subsequently achieved therapeutic success. Too often, patients with hypertension are "fit into" the course of a busy practitioner's day through a series of visits over weeks to months, and patients never receive the focused attention necessary at the outset of care.


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