Are guidelines for monitoring chronic disease in primary care evidence based?

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Abstract

1.Current UK guidelines for monitoring type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hypertension are largely based on expert opinion; robust evidence for optimal monitoring strategies and testing intervals is lacking.

2.Unnecessary testing in primary care can lead to false positives and false negatives, increase workload for clinicians, and increase costs for the health service.

3.Patients and healthcare professionals should be aware of these uncertainties, when making shared decisions about chronic disease monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberl2319
Number of pages7
JournalBMJ
Volume365
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2019

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