A Blood Pressure Lesson From the Brits?

Posted July 1, 2009 from Cameroon

Blood pressure control is one battle where England has us out-manned. An analysis of over 7,000 patients found that 53% of women and 52% of men treated for hypertension managed to get their blood pressure under control in 2006--figures that beat most countries in Europe and certainly the U.S.

How did they do it? The Brits' success may be attributable to a government-sponsored system of financial rewards for physicians whose patients meet certain clinical targets. Read more - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090209163152.htm

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