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The rule of halves no longer applies, but let’s not get complacent

The rule of halves no longer applies, but let’s not get complacent

Publication date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Contributor(s): Terry McCormack

The first Health Survey England (HSE) in 1994 revealed a ‘rule of halves’ since only half of people with hypertension were diagnosed, of which half were treated and of those, only half were controlled. Have matters improved over the more than 20 years since the first HSE survey?

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Produced in collaboration with Public Health England and NHS England who contributed towards content. BHR contributed towards the publication funding but had no role in design or content. Final editorial control rests with the authors and editors.
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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 14, Number 1, January 2018
Print edition page(s): S29-S31
Contributor(s): Terry McCormack

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