Blood pressure medication (primary care)
Name bp_meds
Chapter Circulatory disease/Hypertension
Patient prescribed blood pressure lowering medication, specifically diuretics,
hypertension & heart failure medication and beta-blockers at least twice. Patients may be
on more than one medication at a time.
Data Type Binary
Data sources GPRD
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 02.03.2011 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
1 At least two Rx of BP lowering medication
At least two prescriptions from BNF chapters 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.2
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