Provider Competence in Hypertension Management and Challenges of the Rural Primary Healthcare System in Sichuan Province, China: A Study Based on Standardized Clinical Vignettes


Improving primary care providers' competence is key to detecting and managing hypertension, but evidence to guide this work has been limited, particularly for rural areas. This study aimed to use standardized clinical vignettes to assess the competence of providers and the ability of the primary healthcare system to detect and manage hypertension in rural China.

BMC Health Services Research