What sort of evidence do we need in primary care?

Sharon Mickan, Deborah Askew

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Abstract

[Extract] In this week's BMJ (p 635), Mant and colleagues raise again the question of whether large scale randomised controlled trials provide evidence relevant to primary care.1 In a cross sectional study they question whether the UK national clinical guidelines for stroke are applicable to primary care patients. These guidelines, largely based on the PROGRESS trial,1 recommend a target blood pressure of 140/85 mm Hg, with further lowering beyond this target desirable through use of a thiazide diuretic and an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-620
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ
Volume332
Issue number7542
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Mickan, Sharon ; Askew, Deborah. / What sort of evidence do we need in primary care?. In: BMJ. 2006 ; Vol. 332, No. 7542. pp. 619-620.
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What sort of evidence do we need in primary care? / Mickan, Sharon; Askew, Deborah.

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