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Management of high blood cholesterol levels in Nova Scotian adults: Comparison with the NCEP II and European Clinical Practice Guidelines
Objective: To compare the prevalence of dietary and drug treatment for high blood cholesterol levels with indication for treatment according to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) II and European clinical ...
Trends in the prevalence and treatment of hypertension in Halifax County from 1985 to 1995
Background: The objective of this study was to document changes in the prevalence and treatment of hypertension in Halifax County from 1985 to 1995 in an effort to observe, at the population level, the consequences of the ...
Effect of copayments on drug use in the presence of annual payment limits
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that deductibles (copayment combined with annual limits on out-of-pocket payments) may reduce the effect of copayments on drug use for patients who expect to reach the annual limit, using ...
Physician characteristics in relation to cardiovascular drugs commonly prescribed for hypertension in Nova Scotia
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular drugs are the most frequently prescribed class of drugs in Canada. Among them, drugs used to treat hypertension are the single largest component. Variability in how these drugs are prescribed ...
Hypertension control: results from the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia registry and impact of changing clinical practice guidelines.
The objective of this study was to determine the rate of blood pressure control according to 4 sets of Canadian guidelines published over a decade in patients with diabetes mellitus attending Diabetes Centres in the province ...