Are blood pressure values compatible with medication adherence in hypertensive patients ?

Conclusion: When clinicians assess medication adherence of patients, they should benefit from objective BP measurements and scales. Subjective and objective findings are important while making clinical decision.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research

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