Guidelines for management of hypertension

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.855a (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:855
  1. J D Swales

    Sticking to guidelines can be expensive

    Editor,--Gene Feder points out what has been clear for some time--that there are important differences between published guidelines for the treatment of hypertension.1 2 Feder also refers to the development of a “guidelines industry.”

    I have no objection to the creation of guidelines for minimal acceptable levels of medical care: indeed, I chaired the working party that prepared the British Hypertension Society's first report.3 The reasons for the diversity of …

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