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A framework for discussion on how to improve prevention, management, and control of hypertension in Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22284588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increased blood pressure is a leading risk for premature death and disability. The causes of increased blood pressure are intuitive and well known. However, the fundamental basis and means for improving blood pressure control are highly integrated into our complex societal structure both inside and outside our health system and hence require a comprehensive discussion of the pathway forward. A group of Canadian experts was appointed by Hypertension Canada with funding from Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Research (HSFC-CIHR) Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control to draft a discussion Framework for prevention and control of hypertension. The report includes an environmental scan of past and current activities, proposals for key indicators, and targets to be achieved by 2020, and what changes are likely to be required in Canada to achieve the proposed targets. The key targets are to reduce the prevalence of hypertension to 13% of adults and improve control to 78% of those with hypertension. Broad changes in government policy, research, and health services delivery are required for these changes to occur. The Hypertension Framework process is designed to have 3 phases. The first includes the experts' report which is summarized in this report. The second phase is to gather input and priorities for action from individuals and organizations for revision of the Framework. It is hoped the Framework will stimulate discussion and input for its full intended lifespan 2011-2020. The third phase is to work with individuals and organizations on the priorities set in phase 2.
Norm Campbell; Eric R Young; Denis Drouin; Barbara Legowski; Michael A Adams; Judi Farrell; Janusz Kaczorowski; Richard Lewanczuk; Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong; Sheldon Tobe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  2012-07-20     Revised Date:  2013-04-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination
Combined Modality Therapy
Disease Management
Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration
Exercise / physiology
Health Education / organization & administration*
Hypertension / epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  therapy*
Life Style
Middle Aged
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Primary Prevention / organization & administration
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Public Health
Severity of Illness Index
Grant Support
//Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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