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Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults — 2016

Genevieve M Gabb, Arduino A Mangoni and Leonard Arnolda
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (3): 141. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01132
Published online: 20 February 2017

We thank Rodgers and colleagues for their comments regarding our article.1 We debated dropping the term “hypertension”, an arbitrary construct indeed, from the guideline but concluded that we would communicate more effectively with our target audience (practising clinicians in primary care) by retaining this widely used term.

  • Genevieve M Gabb1,2
  • Arduino A Mangoni3
  • Leonard Arnolda4

  • 1 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • 3 Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
  • 4 Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

Correspondence: genevieve.gabb@sa.gov.au

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