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Overcoming Barriers in the Management of Hypertension: The Experience of the Cardiovascular Health Program in Chilean Primary Health Care Centers

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Hypertension, January 2012
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Title
Overcoming Barriers in the Management of Hypertension: The Experience of the Cardiovascular Health Program in Chilean Primary Health Care Centers
Published in
International Journal of Hypertension, January 2012
DOI 10.1155/2012/405892
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Authors

Romero, Tomás

Abstract

Objective. To assess the blood pressure control and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in a population of hypertensive patients with access to care under a government-financed program, the Cardiovascular Health Program (CHP). Design. A cross-sectional and multicenter study. Setting. 52 primary care centers, metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile. Participants. 1,194 patients were selected by a systematic random sampling from a universe of 316,654 hypertensive patients. Key Measurements. Demographic information, blood pressure (BP) measurements, and CVRF were extracted from medical records of patients followed for a 12-month period. Results. 59.7% of patients reached target BP <140/90 mmHg. More women were captured in the sampling (2.1 : 1), achieving better BP control than men. Diabetic patients (26.4%) had worse BP control than nondiabetics. Antihypertensive medications were used in 91.5%, with multidrug therapy more frequent in patients with higher BP and more difficult control. Conclusions. The success in improving the BP control to values <140/90 mmHg from 45.3% to 59.7% underscores the contribution of this program in the Chilean primary care cardiovascular preventive strategies. However, fewer hypertensive men than women were captured by this program, and it is of concern the underperforming of BP control observed in diabetics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 15 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2012.
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#6,692,253
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Outputs from International Journal of Hypertension
#47
of 105 outputs
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#57,026
of 107,481 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Hypertension
#2
of 4 outputs
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