Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are well suited to the management of high blood pressure (BP) because it is a condition that is common, costly for patients and society, exhibits considerable variation in practice patterns and hypertension control rates by geographic region and socioeconomic status, and has a substantial body of scientific evidence available to support recommendations.1 BP-related CPGs have long been a part of routine clinical practice, beginning with the 1977 Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC) on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.2
Whelton PK, Carey RM. The 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for High Blood Pressure. JAMA. 2017;318(21):2073–2074. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.18209
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