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Hypertension management in Brazil : usual practice in primary care - a meta-analysis

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Hypertension management in Brazil : usual practice in primary care - a meta-analysis

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Título Hypertension management in Brazil : usual practice in primary care - a meta-analysis
Autor Picon, Rafael da Veiga Chaves
Dias-da-Costa, Juvenal Soares
Fuchs, Flávio Danni
Olinto, Maria Teresa Anselmo
Choudhry, Niteesh K.
Fuchs, Sandra Cristina Pereira Costa
Abstract Knowing the usual clinical practice is relevant for evaluations in health care and economic policies of management of hypertension. This study aimed to describe the usualmanagement of hypertension in the Brazilian primary healthcare systemthrough a systematic review and meta-analysis.The search of population-based studies conducted in Brazil was undertaken using PubMed, EMBASE, and Brazilian databases. Eligible studies were those conducted in adults with hypertension (blood pressure (BP) ≥ 140/90mmHg or using BP lowering drugs). Three datasets’ data were analyzed: SESI study (in Brazilian workers); HIPERDIA (Brazilian Registration andMonitoring of Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients Program); and a population-based study.Meta-analysis has been performed using the fixed and random effect models. A total of 11 studies or data sets were included in the systematic review. Hypertensive individuals had, on average, 2.6 medical visits annually and 18.2% were on diuretics (𝑛 = 811 hypertensive patients) and 16.2% on ACE inhibitors (𝑛 = 1768 hypertensive patients). BP control rate ranged from 43.7 to 67.5%; 35.5% had measured total cholesterol and 36.5% determined fasting plasma glucose in the previous 12months. Thiazide diuretics and ACE inhibitors were the most used BP lowering medications as single drugs, but the control rate of hypertension is insufficient.
Contido em International journal of hypertension. New York. Vol. 2017 (2017), 1274168, 9 p.
Assunto Atenção primária à saúde
Hipertensão
Origem Estrangeiro
Tipo Artigo de periódico
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10183/169174
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