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Screening for Hypertension in the Emergency Department

By I. Feferman


Because of the 10 percent incidence of hypertension in the adult population it is important to find an effective method for hypertension screening. A protocol is presented to screen for hypertension in the emergency department of a general hospital. Of 100 patients screened in our emergency, four asymptomatic hypertensives were found. Also, nine patients with a previous history of hypertension were found to be inadequately treated

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