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Association of guideline and policy changes with incidence of lifestyle advice and treatment for uncomplicated mild hypertension in Primary Care: a longitudinal cohort study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink

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Objectives Evidence to support initiation of pharmacological treatment in patients with uncomplicated (low risk) mild hypertension is inconclusive. As such, clinical guidelines are contradictory and healthcare policy has changed regularly. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of lifestyle advice and drug therapy in this population and whether secular trends were associated with policy changes. Design Longitudinal cohort study. Setting Primary care practices contributing to t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/ bmjopen-2018-021827

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-4461-8756
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Sheppard, JP
Publisher:
BMJ Journals Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
Publication date:
2018-09-05
Acceptance date:
2018-07-25
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:891819
URN:
uri:0f173b23-f4c0-43ee-945c-8cdafb969bc5
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uuid:0f173b23-f4c0-43ee-945c-8cdafb969bc5
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pubs:891819

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