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Fam Pract. 2003 Aug;20(4):469-73.

Is there a role for nurse-led blood pressure management in primary care?

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Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE, UK. oakeshot@sghms.ac.uk

Abstract

Adequate treatment of high blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes and other cardiovascular events, but current treatment in UK general practice is often inadequate. Nurse-led management of people with high blood pressure could lead to improvements due to strict adherence to protocols, agreed target blood pressure, better prescribing and compliance, and regular follow-up. However, a review of the literature shows a lack of robust evidence of the effectiveness of nurse-led hypertension management in primary care. There is a clear need for randomized controlled trials to see if nurse-led management is associated with better blood pressure control than routine care.

PMID:
12876123
DOI:
10.1093/fampra/cmg424
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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