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Detection of hypertension in the emergency department
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    Rural Poor!

    Dear Editor Fleming et al. state in their article that this may be effective in detecting hypertension in the urban poor for whom the Emergency department is their sole source of freely avaliable healthcare. Is it then likely that these individuals are going to be effectively managed seeing as they seek Medical advice on such an adhock basis? Will they comply with their treatment and who is going to monitor it? Is it now...

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    Screening for hypertension in the ED

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the paper by Fleming et al.[1], concerning screening for hypertension in the Emergency Department. The significant Public Health issues and current emphasis on screening are well illustrated in this paper.

    However, there is increasing debate concerning the appropriateness of routine enquiry, as debated in the commentary by Lee.[2] If screening for a condition is warranted...

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