Hypertension is widely encountered in primary care and is most common condition managed at primary care level. Hypertension affects 25% in Urban & 10-15% in rural population of India and almost half are poorly controlled. Rules of Halves are applicable in Indian Society also whereby:-
- Only ½ have been diagnosed
- Only ½ of those diagnosed have been treated
- Only ½ of those treated are adequately controlled
- Thus only 12.5% overall are adequately....