Improved follow-up care of hypertensive patients by a nurse practitioner in a rural clinic.

@article{McClellan1985ImprovedFC,
  title={Improved follow-up care of hypertensive patients by a nurse practitioner in a rural clinic.},
  author={William Marvin McClellan and L C Craxton},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={1985},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={34-41}
}
The usefulness of nurse practitioners in the care of hypertension has been demonstrated in a variety of settings. In a randomized prospective comparison between physicians and nurse practitioner care, observations are extended to rural ambulatory hypertensives. Data indicate that for patients who remain actively in follow-up, blood pressure control was the same when treated by either physicians or the nurse practitioner. However, patients treated by the nurse practitioner had a significantly… CONTINUE READING

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