Follow up of hypertension by family practitioners: Technique should be taught at school

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.641-b (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:641
  1. David Barnes, retired general practitioner (mpbrnsres@tinyonline.co.uk)
  1. Whites Farm Cottage, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8RE

    EDITOR—In a randomised equivalence trial over three years Birtwhistle et al tried to minimise care for essential hypertension if possible.1 Was it satisfactory to monitor blood pressures every six months rather than every three months?

    The incomprehensible outcomes were three. The first was where blood pressure was measured, in doctors' …

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