alexa Hypertension Management in Primary Care in China: Still a Long Way to Proceed
ISSN: 2329-9126

Journal of General Practice
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Hypertension Management in Primary Care in China: Still a Long Way to Proceed

Haitao Li*
School of Medicine, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
*Corresponding Author : Haitao Li, PhD
Room 311, 3/F, School Hospital
Shenzhen University, Nanhai Ave 3688
Shenzhen, Guangdong, P R China
Tel: +86 755 2672 0491
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: February 23, 2016 Accepted: March 02, 2016 Published: March 10, 2016
Citation: Li H (2016) Hypertension Management in Primary Care in China: Still a Long Way to Proceed. J Gen Practice 4:238. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000238
Copyright: © 2016 Li H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

The prevalence of hypertension increased dramatically during the last several decades in China. The Chinese government has launched a national comprehensive hypertension management program in primary care, which includes hypertension detection, measurement, treatment and follow-up. The awareness, treatment and control rates of hypertension in China have improved in recent years, which is possibly attributable to the program to some extent. However, policy makers are facing many issues regarding hypertension management. This study pointed out two major issues. The first one was the low hypertension management rate. The other one was the hypertension management process itself-there were significant gaps between standards of care and medical practice. Possible barriers to effective delivery of hypertensive care were elaborated which may help improve hypertension management in primary care in China.

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