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Review: care assisted by nurses or pharmacists provides better blood pressure control

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 Q In patients receiving treatment for hypertension, which organisational or educational strategies are effective for improving blood pressure (BP) control or clinical outcomes?

Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆ IM/Ambulatory care★★★★★☆☆

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Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Medline, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (to August 2004); references of relevant studies; and experts in the field.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared interventions aimed at improving BP with no intervention or usual care in patients with treated or untreated essential hypertension and assessed mean systolic (SBP) or diastolic BP (DBP), control of BP, or proportion of patients followed up at clinic. Studies of interventions not intended to increase BP control by organisational or educational means (eg, drug trials) were …

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