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A blood pressure clinic in a health centre.
  1. D. G. Beevers,
  2. S. Duncan,
  3. C. S. Nelson,
  4. P. L. Padfield

    Abstract

    Following a screening survey for hypertension in Renfrew, a blood pressure clinic was established in a health centre. Three hospital doctors, each working an average of two sessions weekly, saw 368 patients. A specially trained nurse played an important part in the running of the clinic. Attendance of patients was high, and defaulting amongst those needing treatment was low. Blood pressures were well controlled in 75% of the patients. The clinic has proved an acceptable method of managing large numbers of hypertensives without reference to hospital.

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