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Blood pressure: a call to action for primary care

Publication date: Friday, 20 February 2015
Contributor(s): Dr Chris Arden, Dr Kathryn Griffith, Dr Matt Kearney, Professor Ahmet Fuat

Over the next 10 years, an estimated 45,000 quality-adjusted life-years and £850m health and social care costs could be saved, if England saw a 5 mmHg reduction in the average population systolic blood pressure. In addition, substantial reductions in death and disability could be achieved if there was a step change in our approach to detection and treatment of hypertension. This is the rationale behind the Blood Pressure Action Plan that was published recently.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1 Number 1 PCCJ Online 2015
Contributor(s): Dr Chris Arden, Dr Kathryn Griffith, Dr Matt Kearney, Professor Ahmet Fuat

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