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Table 3 Summary of recommendations for doctors treating patients with hypertension

From: Perception of hypertension management by patients and doctors in Asia: potential to improve blood pressure control

No. recommendations
1 That doctors show a more optimistic attitude toward their patients and provide greater empathy and individual support
2 That doctors continue to emphasize to patients the importance of reaching target blood pressure values
3 That doctors continue to emphasize the important of lifestyle modifications to patients and to explain to them that lifestyle changes can lead to improved outcomes