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Effects of the Israel doctors' strike on hypertension control in Ashdod.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3582596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined hypertension control during the Israel doctors' strike in a defined insured population of known hypertensives enrolled in a nurse-based hypertension control program. The strike was associated with a measurable increase in the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension which was limited to males of relatively higher social class. No strike-related changes in hypertension control were seen for women or lower social class males. We infer from this finding that the presence of a physician is a necessary component of good hypertension control in the sub-group of males of higher socioeconomic status. The incidence of hypertension-related complications in this relatively non-compliant subpopulation needs further investigation.
O A Marcovici; P E Slater; A Y Ellencweig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-02     Completed Date:  1987-07-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Blood Pressure
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Social Class
Strikes, Employee*

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