Group versus individual academic detailing to improve the use of antihypertensive medications in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.

@article{Simon2005GroupVI,
  title={Group versus individual academic detailing to improve the use of antihypertensive medications in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Steven R. Simon and Sumit Ranjan Majumdar and Lisa A. Prosser and Susanne Salem-Schatz and Cheryl N Warner and Ken P. Kleinman and Irina L Miroshnik and Stephen B. Soumerai},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={521-8}
}
PURPOSE To compare group versus individual academic detailing to increase diuretic or beta-blocker use in hypertension. METHODS We conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial in a large health maintenance organization. Subjects (N=9820) were patients with newly treated hypertension in the year preceding the intervention (N=3692), the 9 months following the intervention (N=3556), and the second year following intervention (N=2572). We randomly allocated 3 practice sites to group detailing… CONTINUE READING

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