10 steps before you refer for : hypertension
McCormack, Terry and Cappuccio, Francesco P.. (2008) 10 steps before you refer for : hypertension. British Journal of Cardiology, Vol.15 (No.5). pp. 254-257. ISSN 0969-6113Full text not available from this repository.
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The majority of patients with hypertension are treated in primary care and well controlled. Typically, a practice will achieve about 80% control as judged against the Quality Outcome Framework (QOF). The QOF only requires a practice to reach a target of 70%. A practice will need to control the blood pressure of about 18% of their patients and therefore about 3.5% of the practice population will not be controlled. Too many to refer to secondary care and therefore the practice needs a strategy to try and improve control in-house and to identify those in greatest need of referral.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Cardiology|
|Publisher:||MediNews (Cardiology) Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 254-257|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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