- 29 Nov 2016, 19:46
The contexts for the screening, diagnosis, evaluation and management of hypertension in India are different from countries where awareness of hypertension in the general population is high and screening for hypertension is a routine part of primary care, practitioners are trained in delivering lifestyle interventions and medical management of hypertension, and patients are aware of the need and have the means to adhere to therapy. This is why a standard treatment guideline is being developed for the management of hypertension in the Indian context. The guideline has a primary care focus and a public health approach.
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