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Evid Based Nurs 13:47-48 doi:10.1136/ebn1036
  • Therapeutics
  • Systematic review

Team-based care interventions involving nurses and primary care or community pharmacists improve hypertension control

  1. Ehsan U Khan
  1. Correspondence to Ehsan U Khan
    King's College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, UK; eu.khan{at}kcl.ac.uk

Commentary on:

Hypertension is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, directly through blood vessel rupture1 and secondarily by contributing to atherosclerotic disease.2 The pathological consequence of hypertension frequently continues relatively asymptomatically until irreversible remodelling and damage have taken place in a number of vital organs and systems. Owing to this late clinical manifestation of hypertension, medication compliance is frequently poor. Nurses and pharmacists have constant contact with patients with hypertension. Involving these professionals in the management of hypertension may favourably influence medication and lifestyle compliance and consequent disease outcomes. For these reasons a study that reviews the effect of nurse- and pharmacist-led interventions on blood pressure (BP) management is an …

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