What interventions can improve control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension?
Trials of educational interventions directed at patients or health professionals were heterogeneous and appear unlikely to be associated with large net reductions in blood pressure by themselves.
Hypertension is a common problem in general practice. International community based studies show blood pressure goals are achieved in only 25–40% of patients who take antihypertensives.¹ There is a paucity of evidence as to how care for hypertensive patients should be delivered in the community to help improve blood pressure control. 1. Burnier M. Journal of Hypertension 2002;20:1251–3