Combined drug therapy boosts BP control
A national survey of more than 9000 patients showed in 2010 about 47% of patients had their high blood pressure (BP) under control whereas only 29% did in 2001.
Single drug combinations
were associated with a 55% increased likelihood of BP
control and multiple pill combinations were associated with a 26% increased likelihood of control.
However front-line use of thiazide diuretics for uncomplicated hypertension remained low, the authors said.