Diuretics for hypertension-reasons for a contradiction in primary care prescribing behavior: a qualitative study
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 07/11/2012
Lamers H et al. – The convenient availability of diuretics in most fixed–dose combinations on the German drug market was seen as an important reason for their frequent prescription in combination therapy. Thus, the reasons given by the GPs differed from the main arguments of the academic debate. Dissemination strategies for guidelines should take the perceptions and opinions of practicing GPs into account.