Physician-related barriers to the effective management of uncontrolled hypertension.

  title={Physician-related barriers to the effective management of uncontrolled hypertension.},
  author={Susan A. Oliveria and Pablo Lapuerta and Bruce D. McCarthy and Gilbert J L'italien and Dan R Berlowitz and Steven M. Asch},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={162 4},
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians may not be aggressive enough with the management of hypertension. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to primary care physicians' willingness to increase the intensity of treatment among patients with uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS Descriptive survey study. We sampled patient visits in a large midwestern health system to identify patients with uncontrolled hypertension. The treating primary care physicians were asked to complete a survey… CONTINUE READING


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