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Drug Prescribing for Hypertension at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Trinidad

A cross-sectional survey at primary healthcare centres in Trinidad among hypertensive patients showed an attempt to follow prescribing guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were most commonly prescribed, but thiazide diuretics were underutilized.


Objective: To describe the drug prescribing pattern for hypertension at primary healthcare facilities throughout Trinidad.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted at 22 primary healthcare facilities across Trinidad using a de novo, pilot-tested questionnaire during June to August 2006.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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