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Cleve Clin J Med. 2002 Oct;69(10):793-9.

Poor hypertension control: let's stop blaming the patients.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA. dhyman@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

Physician behavior--not patient noncompliance--is the major cause of poor hypertension control in the United States, many studies show. Hypertension control is unlikely to improve unless physicians become more aggressive in treating mildly elevated systolic blood pressure.

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12371802
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