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Nurse led clinics controlled hypertension and hyperlipidaemia better than usual care in diabetes

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Q In patients with diabetes and high blood pressure (BP) or high cholesterol, is a nurse led hypertension or hyperlipidaemia clinic more effective than usual care for controlling BP and lipid concentrations?


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randomised controlled trial.

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data collectors {and data analysts}*.

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1 year.

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Hope Hospital, Salford, UK.

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patients with diabetes mellitus who were receiving shared care provided by a general practitioner and hospital diabetes clinic and had elevated BP (systolic ⩾140 mm Hg or diastolic ⩾80 mm Hg) or elevated serum cholesterol concentrations (total cholesterol ⩾5.0 mmol/l). 1014 patients (mean age 64 y, 52% men) were enrolled in the …

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  • For correspondence: Dr J P New, Department of Diabetes, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK.

  • Source of funding: Pfizer.