General practitioners' age may influence management of hypertension

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1471b (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1471
  1. Michael Whitfield,
  2. Anthony Hughes
  1. Consultant senior lecturer in general practice Senior lecturer in statistics Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR

    EDITOR,—The paper on the influence of patients' ages on general practitioners' definitions and treatment of hypertension does not mention the ages of the general practitioners.1 Last year we asked all of the general practitioners in Avon (n=542) to state the minimum blood pressure that would make them consider starting drug treatment for a man aged 40 with no cardiovascular …

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