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Call for tighter blood pressure targets in patients with diabetes


The problem is that although tighter BP control is of benefit the practicalities of achieving this outside trial conditions is challenging. We deal with real patients with conflicting priorities in their life and multiple medical and psychosocial morbidity. We are supposed to respect patient autonomy and practice patient centred medication as well as being aware of the risks of polypharmacy in frail elderly people. How many of these studies reflect 'real' patients where the patients enrolled accurately reflect a primary care population without selection bias and exclusion of patients in the above groups??

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13 Feb 2015

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