Hypertension guidelines in elderly patients: is anybody listening?

  title={Hypertension guidelines in elderly patients: is anybody listening?},
  author={Karen Tu and Muhammad M Mamdani and Jack Ven Tu},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={113 1},
PURPOSE Previous guidelines for the management of uncomplicated hypertension in elderly patients have recommended diuretic agents and then beta-blockers. We examined trends in the initial treatment choice for elderly people with hypertension and the effects of a government-sponsored program to publish and disseminate a simplified version of the national guidelines for the treatment of hypertension to all physicians in Ontario, Canada. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Linked administrative databases… CONTINUE READING


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