This research work aimed at investigating the management of hypertension from statistics documented in the hospital records. Data was sourced from patients’ case notes and from these records, information obtained include blood pressure readings, drugs used, comorbidities, length of treatment; these parameters were used in evaluating the prescription pattern in the management of hypertension and the recent rate of blood pressure control in the hypertensive patients as indices of the current management of hypertension.
The underlying hypothesis for the work is that a longer period of evaluation should be a better metric in the evaluation of pattern of antihypertensive drug use and overall assessment of blood pressure control.
The data obtained was analyzed statistically and the result revealed that the overall level of blood pressure control for the 279 patients’ records reviewed was 20.4%. The study revealed that the current rate of blood pressure control was low among this population.
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