Patterns of persistence with antihypertensive medications in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients in Italy: a retrospective cohort study in primary care.

@article{Mazzaglia2005PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of persistence with antihypertensive medications in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients in Italy: a retrospective cohort study in primary care.},
  author={Giampiero Mazzaglia and Lorenzo G Mantovani and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom and Alessandro Filippi and Gianluca Trifir{\`o} and Claudio Cricelli and Ovidio Brignoli and Achille Patrizio Caputi},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={2093-100}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of persistence and related primary care costs associated with first antihypertensive treatment. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective cohort study during 2000-2001, using information from 320 Italian general practitioners. PARTICIPANTS We studied 13 303 patients with newly diagnosed hypertension, who received a first single antihypertensive prescription within 3 months after diagnosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Persistence with first-line single treatment… CONTINUE READING

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