Evaluation of a pharmaceutical care program for hypertensive patients in rural Portugal.

@article{Garo2002EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a pharmaceutical care program for hypertensive patients in rural Portugal.},
  author={Jov{\'e} A Garç{\~a}o and Jos{\'e} Cabrita},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={858-64}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the community pharmacist's capacity to positively influence the results of antihypertensive drug therapy through a pharmaceutical care program and to determine what factors limit the program. DESIGN Randomized, controlled study. SETTING Private pharmacy caring for a semiliterate, rural Portuguese population. PATIENTS Random sample of 100 patients with a diagnosis of essential hypertension who had been on drug treatment for less than 6 months. Patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING

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