Depression and Clinical Inertia in Patients With Uncontrolled Hypertension
Depression is a known risk factor for poor prognosis among patients with cardiovascular disease.1 Numerous biological and behavioral mechanisms have been proposed.2 However, few studies have investigated the association between depression and “clinical inertia,” or lack of treatment intensification in individuals not at evidence-based goals for care.3 To address this gap, we assessed whether a diagnosis of depression is associated with clinical inertia in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
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