ExpertCare interprets the patient’s coded electronic record to infer the presence of any condition which might influence the treatment of hypertension and provides context sensitive advice taken from the SPC of all drugs used in the treatment of hypertension.
The clinician is notified of
- Drug indications, cautions and contraindications
- Advice on initiation, monitoring and discontinuation
- Routine dosage advice
- Dose adjustments required in the presence of renal or hepatic impairment
However, it is up to the prescriber to evaluate this information based on clinical context. For example, childhood asthma might be a caution to the issue of a beta-blocker whereas current asthma would be a contraindication.