Antihypertensive medication use in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a national analysis of prescribing patterns from 2000 to 2002.

@article{Lopez2004AntihypertensiveMU,
  title={Antihypertensive medication use in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a national analysis of prescribing patterns from 2000 to 2002.},
  author={J. R. Llopart Lopez and Joy L. Meier and F Alexander Cunningham and David Siegel},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 12 Pt 1},
  pages={1095-9}
}
BACKGROUND Studies describe differences between recommendations for hypertension treatment and actual drug use. Antihypertensive use data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for 1995 to 1999 showed a downward trend for calcium antagonist (CA) use and increased use of beta-blockers (BB) and thiazide diuretics (TD). This study evaluates national VA… CONTINUE READING