Prescription patterns of antihypertensives in a community health centre in Mexico City: a drug utilization study.

@article{AlbaLeonel2016PrescriptionPO,
  title={Prescription patterns of antihypertensives in a community health centre in Mexico City: a drug utilization study.},
  author={Adela Alba-Leonel and A. Laura Carvajal and Immaculada Fierro and Fernando Castillo-N{\'a}jera and Oscar Campos-Ramos and Antonio R Villa-Romero and Juan Arcadio Molina-Guarneros},
  journal={Fundamental & clinical pharmacology},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          276-81
        }
}
Hypertension is highly prevalent; in Mexico, the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey reported a prevalence of hypertension of 31.5% in the adult population. Pharmacological treatment is the commonest intervention and has been shown to reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, and total mortality. Accordingly, the type and number of antihypertensives used and the outcome - in terms of blood pressure (BP) control - are important. Therefore, our purpose is to learn the pattern of… CONTINUE READING
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