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Q Does a treatment algorithm improve blood pressure (BP) control in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes?
cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT).
blinded (data analysts).
42 general practices in Nottingham, UK.
1534 patients 18–80 years of age (mean age 64 y, 59% men) who had type 2 diabetes and had not required insulin within 12 months of diagnosis. Exclusion criteria were life expectancy <1 year and inability to attend appointments.
20 practices (797 patients) were allocated to use of a treatment algorithm for 1 year. Practice nurses received training and guidelines on the use …
For correspondence: Dr C Bebb, Renal Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK.
Source of funding: NHS Executive, Trent, UK.