Burden of cardiovascular disease across 29 countries and GPs' decision to treat hypertension in oldest-old


Streit S., Gussekloo J., Burman R. A. , Collins C., Kitanovska B. G. , Gintere S., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, vol.36, no.1, pp.89-98, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02813432.2018.1426142
  • Journal Name: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-98
  • Keywords: Oldest-old, hypertension, clinical decision-making, cardiovascular disease burden, life expectancy, RECEIVE INTENSIVE TREATMENT, MM HG TARGET, BLOOD-PRESSURE, PRIMARY-CARE, PREVENTION, GUIDELINES, TRIAL, VIEW, AGE

Abstract

Objectives: We previously found large variations in general practitioner (GP) hypertension treatment probability in oldest-old (> 80 years) between countries. We wanted to explore whether differences in country-specific cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden and life expectancy could explain the differences.