Achieving blood pressure goals globally: five core actions for health-care professionals : a worldwide call to action

Bakris, G. and Hill, M. and Mancia, G. and Steyn, K. and Black, H. R. and Pickering, T. and De Geest, S. and Ruilope, L. and Giles, T. D. and Morgan, T. and Kjeldsen, S. and Schiffrin, E. L. and Coenen, A. and Mulrow, P. and Loh, A. and Mensah, G.. (2008) Achieving blood pressure goals globally: five core actions for health-care professionals : a worldwide call to action. Journal of human hypertension, Vol. 22. pp. 63-70.

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The prevalence of hypertension continues to rise across the world, and most patients who receive medical intervention are not adequately treated to goal. A Working Group including representatives of nine international health-care organizations was convened to review the barriers to more effective blood pressure control and propose actions to address them. The group concluded that tackling the global challenge of hypertension will require partnerships among multiple constituencies, including patients, health-care professionals, industry, media, health-care educators, health planners and governments. Additionally, health-care professionals will need to act locally with renewed impetus to improve blood pressure goal rates. The Working Group identified five core actions, which should be rigorously implemented by practitioners and targeted by health systems throughout the world: (1) detect and prevent high blood pressure; (2) assess total cardiovascular risk; (3) form an active partnership with the patient; (4) treat hypertension to goal and (5) create a supportive environment. These actions should be pursued with vigour in accordance with current clinical guidelines, with the details of implementation adapted to the economic and cultural setting.Journal of Human Hypertension (2008) 22, 63-70; doi:10.1038/sj.jhh.1002284; published online 30 August 2007.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:De Geest, Sabina M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
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