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Table 5 Level of adherence as percentage of day in therapy permitted by the recorded prescribed drugs (year before audit and last audit year)

From: How many hypertensive patients can be controlled in “real life”: an improvement strategy in primary care

  Basal     Final    
Adherence < 40% 40-59% 60-79% > = 80% < 40% 40-59% 60-79% > = 80%
Patients controlled* 18.4% 6.0% 20.0% 55.6% 15.4% 5.4% 22.3% 56.9%
Patients non controlled§ 25.1% 4.4% 20.0% 50.4% 22.0% 4.8% 17.8% 55.4%
Patients without BP record§ 45.7% 5.0% 14.0% 35.3% 46.0% 4.6% 13.7% 35.6%
  1. *p < 0.001 § p NS.