The elephant in the room of hypertension treatment

Lee, J. C. and Luis, S. A. (2013) The elephant in the room of hypertension treatment. Internal Medicine Journal, 43 9: 1052-1053. doi:10.1111/imj.12235


Author Lee, J. C.
Luis, S. A.
Title The elephant in the room of hypertension treatment
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
1445-5994
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1111/imj.12235
Open Access Status
Volume 43
Issue 9
Start page 1052
End page 1053
Total pages 2
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Campbell et al. present a well-designed study that reflects the population we treat. The wide range of variables (encompassing other cardiac conditions, comorbidities, tobacco usage and use of various medications) is thoroughly analysed.

However, the study seems oblivious to the major hurdle to adequate blood pressure control in patients with hypertension not adequately treated pharmacologically. The elephant in the room is compliance (and lack thereof)...
Keyword General-practice
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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