Antihypertensive drug prescribing and persistence among new elderly users: implications for persistence improvement interventions.

@article{Tu2014AntihypertensiveDP,
  title={Antihypertensive drug prescribing and persistence among new elderly users: implications for persistence improvement interventions.},
  author={Karen Tu and Laura N Anderson and Debra A. Butt and Hude Quan and Brenda R. Hemmelgarn and Norman R C Campbell and Finlay Aleck McAlister},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={647-52}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine persistence rates and factors influencing persistence for new elderly users of antihypertensive drugs. METHODS We conducted a population-based cohort study in Ontario of adults aged 66 years or older to identify new users of antihypertensive medications between 1999 and 2010. Two-year therapy and class persistence were defined as persistence on any antihypertensive medication and persistence only on the same antihypertensive medication… CONTINUE READING
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