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Paper of the Day - Negotiated BP targets work in diabetes

Patients with Type 2 diabetes who feel their blood pressure target has been individually negotiated are more likely to hit target, suggests UK primary care research.

Blood pressure control was studied in 1,534 diabetes patients from 42 practices in Nottingham and factors associated with success in hitting targets were identified. Practices which had a policy of negotiating targets with the majority or all patients- rather than setting a practice target- were more successful at hitting QOF targets. This was the only practice factor which was found to be significantly associated with BP control.
The researchers say this effect needs further investigation to find which sort of negotition is most effective and how long it takes within a consultation.

Family Practice, advanced access 25 Octobertion

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