Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is it possible to achieve guideline- specified targets of surrogate markers (cholesterol^ blood pressure^ glycosylated hemoglobin) in primary care?

Even in ideal settings with highly selected patients^ less than 25 percent of patients achieve multiple targets for surrogate markers. However^ clinical outcomes improve when proven interventions (examples statins^ metformin^ ACE inhibitors^ thiazides) are used without necessarily achieving targets. Clinicians should “worry” less about attaining exact surrogate marker targets and focus more on using proven therapies.

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Publication Date: 2014-3-31
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:57:01