Clinical inertia in diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in primary care: quantification and associated factors.

@article{GilGuillen2010ClinicalII,
  title={Clinical inertia in diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in primary care: quantification and associated factors.},
  author={Vicente F. Gil-Guillen and Domingo Orozco-Beltr{\'a}n and Rafael Peset P{\'e}rez and Jos{\'e} Luis Alfonso and Josep Redon and Salvador Pertusa-Mart{\'i}nez and Jorge Navarro and Luis Cea-Calvo and Fernando Quirce-Andr{\'e}s and Jaime Merino-S{\'a}nchez and Concepci{\'o}n Carratal{\'a} and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Mart{\'i}n-Moreno},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={3-10}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present study was to quantify both diagnostic and therapeutic inertia in hypertension and to identify patient-associated variables. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional, multicenter study of 35 424 subjects carried out in 428 health centers and/or primary care clinics in the Valencian Community, Spain, in a preventive activity conducted during 2003 and 2004. Diagnostic inertia was identified when a patient without known hypertension had high blood pressure (BP… CONTINUE READING

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