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Low-income patients more likely to take blood pressure medication when doctor involves them in conversation

12:00 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

The key to getting low-income patients to take their blood pressure medications as prescribed may be as simple as a conversation. Low-income patients with high blood pressure were less likely to take their medications as directed when their healthcare providers did not use a collaborative communication style or ask them about social issues such as employment, housing and partner relationships, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes.

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