Author Affiliations: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To the Editor: Drs Giugliano and Esposito1 suggested that lowering risk factor levels is not always better. Clinical inertia may benefit patients, such as failing to intensify antihypertensive therapy in patients with a history of orthostasis. However, we question the extent of their assertions and believe that clinical inertia remains an important problem worth solving.
Mohan AV, Phillips LS. Clinical Inertia and Uncertainty in Medicine. JAMA. 2011;306(4):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1044