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Letters ABCD of hypertension treatment

Case described is rare

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 03 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2716
  1. Charles T Heatley, general practitioner1
  1. 1Birley Health Centre, Sheffield S12 3BP, UK
  1. charles.heatley{at}

The management of hypertension is a core public health function of primary care and should be systematised so that it can mostly be managed by nurses. It is a common problem, and the Quality and Outcomes Framework requirement to achieve the target blood pressure is a …

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