Letter

Follow up of hypertension by family practitioners: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.641-c (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:641
  1. Richard V Birtwhistle, professor of family medicine (birtwhis@post.queensu.ca),
  2. Marshall S Godwin, professor of family medicine,
  3. M Dianne Delva, associate professor of family medicine,
  4. R Ian Casson, assistant professor of family medicine,
  5. Miu Lam, associate professor of community health and epidemiology
  1. Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen's University, PO Bag 8888, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 5E9
  2. Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Queen's University, Kingston

    EDITOR—The subjects of the study had hypertension in control at entry. We don't think this affects the generalisability of the study in relation to patients with known hypertension who attend their doctor, since hypertension in about 20% of these patients was out of control at some time …

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