Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 1):S24-7
An investigation into the current management of hypertension in Hong Kong: a two-phase study
SM McGhee, CLK Lam, TP Lam, BMY Cheung, M Schooling, GT Mclnnes
Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
1. Reported practice by the majority of respondents corresponded to international guidelines for diagnostic practice, intervention levels, first-line drugs and lifestyle modification for smokers.
2. Reported practice by the majority of respondents did not correspond to the guidelines for goal blood pressure levels or the management of diabetics. There was uncertainty about treatment of the elderly.
3. Authoritative local guidelines on the management of hypertension (with specific advice on the management of the elderly and diabetic patients) are recommended.
4. A follow-up study examining blood pressure levels in patients treated for hypertension is recommended.