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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1204
  1. T P Fahey,
  2. T J Peters
  1. Lecturer in primary care Senior lecturer in medical statistics University of Bristol, Department of Social Science, Bristol BS8 2PR

    EDITOR,—We agree with Lars H Lindholm and Lars Werko that guidelines that focus on the absolute risks and cost effectiveness of treatment are likely to make management of hypertension more rational. Stuart Barton and colleagues suggest that misclassification may have occurred because of incompleteness in recording of blood …

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