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Variation in GP decisions on antihypertensive treatment in oldest-old and frail individuals across 29 countries

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Streit, Sven
Verschoor, Marjolein
Rodondi, Nicolas
Gussekloo, Jacobijn
Poortvliet, Rosalinde K. E.
CollaborationWith : Maisonneuve, Hubert
Published in BMC Geriatrics. 2017, vol. 17, no. 1
Abstract Background: In oldest-old patients (>80), few trials showed efficacy of treating hypertension and they included mostly the healthiest elderly. The resulting lack of knowledge has led to inconsistent guidelines, mainly based on systolic blood pressure (SBP), cardiovascular disease (CVD) but not on frailty despite the high prevalence in oldestold. This may lead to variation how General Practitioners (GPs) treat hypertension. Our aim was to investigate treatment variation of GPs in oldest-olds across countries and to identify the role of frailty in that decision.
Keywords HypertensionOldest-oldClinical variationGeneral practitionersFrailtyElderly
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Research group Médecine interne générale et pédiatrie ambulatoires (968)
Projects FNS: P2BEP3_165353
SUC project P-10
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STREIT, Sven et al. Variation in GP decisions on antihypertensive treatment in oldest-old and frail individuals across 29 countries. In: BMC Geriatrics, 2017, vol. 17, n° 1. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:116576

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