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The Canadian Hypertension Education Program--a unique Canadian initiative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16755310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While almost two-thirds of all strokes and one-half of all myocardial infarctions could be prevented if hypertensive individuals had their blood pressures optimally controlled, only a minority of hypertensive individuals (even in publicly funded health care systems with subsidization of medication costs) achieve target blood pressures. Traditional hypertension guidelines have had limited impact on hypertension management and control rates. As a result, the Canadian Hypertension Education Program was developed to address the perceived flaws in the traditional hypertension guideline approach. In the present article, the key features of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program methodology are reviewed, with attention to those factors thought to be critical to the successful translation of recommendations into practice.
F A McAlister
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-06     Completed Date:  2006-07-10     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Walter Mackenzie Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Advisory Committees / organization & administration*
Canada / epidemiology
Conflict of Interest
Evidence-Based Medicine
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  prevention & control*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*

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