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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

JUSTO ROLL, Iván et al. Hipertensión arterial en el cuerpo de guardia de un policlínico principal de urgencia. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.6, pp.548-552. ISSN 0864-2125.

An analysis was made on the cheif complaint, the causes of inadequate control, and the hours during which these patients receive attention. It was found that a high percentage of patients had a poor follow-up of their diseases at these institutions. At about 30 % of our urban population suffer from arterial hypertension and eventhough the program for the diagnostic control and evaluation of this disease has comprised almost the totality of its management, including primary attention, a little has been written about the behavior of this entitity and the attention of these patients at the emergency departments corresponding to this health care level. A lot of patients go to the emergency departments to have their arterial pressure checked and approximately 50 % of them are hypertensives.

Keywords : HYPERTENSION [epidemiology]; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; EMERGENCIES; EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES [utilization]; COMMUNITY MEDICINE.

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