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Detection of blood pressure in general practice screening or case finding?
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PMID:  772197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An attempt has been made to show that there is still a need to evaluate screening for moderate hypertension (i.e. diastolic blood pressure equal or above 110 mm Hg). At present it has not been satisfactorily shown that treatment reduces mortality and morbidity. It is suggested that in the meantime individual general practitioners can be encouraged to find cases and that this method is probably the most suitable for identifying patients with diastolic blood pressure levels above 110 mm Hg (diastolic IV).In addition it has been indicated that at present we have little knowledge about how to make treatment acceptable and that this in itself needs further study. The question has also been raised as to who will do the work of screening and treating, and whether those earmarked to do this will find it acceptable. Finally, the need for accurate costing of the benefits and disadvantages before the wide-scale implementation of a screening service has been discussed.
M W Adler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0035-8797     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503107     Medline TA:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Family Practice
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged

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