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Variation in GP decisions on antihypertensive treatment in oldest-old and frail individuals across 29 countries

  • Sven Streit1View ORCID ID profile,
  • Marjolein Verschoor1,
  • Nicolas Rodondi1, 2,
  • Daiana Bonfim3,
  • Robert A. Burman4,
  • Claire Collins5,
  • Gerasimovska Kitanovska Biljana6,
  • Sandra Gintere7,
  • Raquel Gómez Bravo8,
  • Kathryn Hoffmann9,
  • Claudia Iftode10,
  • Kasper L. Johansen11,
  • Ngaire Kerse12,
  • Tuomas H. Koskela13,
  • Sanda Kreitmayer Peštić14,
  • Donata Kurpas15,
  • Christian D. Mallen16,
  • Hubert Maisoneuve17,
  • Christoph Merlo18,
  • Yolanda Mueller19,
  • Christiane Muth20,
  • Marija Petek Šter21,
  • Ferdinando Petrazzuoli22, 23,
  • Thomas Rosemann24,
  • Martin Sattler25,
  • Zuzana Švadlenková26,
  • Athina Tatsioni27,
  • Hans Thulesius28,
  • Victoria Tkachenko29,
  • Peter Torzsa30,
  • Rosy Tsopra31, 32,
  • Tuz Canan33,
  • Rita P. A. Viegas34,
  • Shlomo Vinker35,
  • Margot W. M. de Waal37,
  • Andreas Zeller36,
  • Jacobijn Gussekloo37 and
  • Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet37Email author
Contributed equally
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:93

Received: 8 February 2017

Accepted: 11 April 2017

Published: 20 April 2017

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Original Submission
8 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bert Vaes
25 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maarit Korhonen
25 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bert Vaes
30 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maarit Korhonen
31 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sven Streit
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maarit Korhonen
10 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sven Streit
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0486-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Department of General Internal Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil
Vennesla Primary Health Care Centre, Bergen, Norway
Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin, Ireland
Department of Nephrology and Department of Family Medicine, University Clinical Centre, University St. Cyril and Metodius, Skopje, Macedonia
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Riga Stradiņs University, Riga, Latvia
Institute for Health and Behaviour, Research Unit INSIDE, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Timis Society of Family Medicine, Sano Med West Private Clinic, Timisoara, Romania
Danish College of General Practitioners, Copenhagen, Denmark
School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Department of General Practice, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Family Medicine Department, Health Center Tuzla, Medical School, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Family Medicine Department, Wroclaw Medical University, Wrocław, Poland
Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, UK
Primary Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Institute of Primary and Community Care Lucerne (IHAM), Lucerne, Switzerland
Institute of Family Medicine Lausanne (IUMF), Lausanne, Switzerland
Institute of General Practice, Goethe-University, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Department for Family Medicine, Medical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
SNAMID (National Society of Medical Education in General Practice), Prata Sannita, Italy
Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Centre for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Institute of Primary Care, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
SSLMG, Societé Scientifique Luxembourgois en Medicine generale, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ordinace Řepy, s.r.o., Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Research Unit for General Medicine and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Family Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö and senior researcher Region Kronoberg, Växjö, Sweden
Department of Family Medicine, Institute of Family Medicine at Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine
Department of Family Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
LIMICS, INSERM, U1142, F-75006 Paris, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, UMR_S 1142, F93000 Bobigny, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Université Paris 06, UMR_S 1142, F75006 Paris, Paris, France
Leeds Centre for Respiratory Medicine, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Family Medicine Specialist, Kemaliye Town Hospital, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey
Family Doctor, Invited Assistant of the Department of Family Medicine, NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Centre for Primary Health Care (uniham-bb), Basel, Switzerland
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands