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Evid Based Nurs 7:48 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.48
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Nurse led clinics controlled hypertension and hyperlipidaemia better than usual care in diabetes

Nurse led blood pressure (BP) and lipid clinics v usual care for patients with diabetes*

Outcomes at 1 year Patient group Nurse led clinic Usual care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
BP and lipid targets achieved All patients 37% 31% 21% (6 to 39) 16 (10 to 49)
BP targets achieved Hypertension 27% 24% 11% (–10 to 37) Not significant
Lipid targets achieved Hyperlipidaemia 53% 40% 27% (7.9 to 50) 10 (6 to 29)
RRR (CI) NNT (CI)
Mortality All patients 3.2% 5.7% 44% (8 to 66) 40 (21 to 271)

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