Table 6

UK and NZ disagreement on actions inappropriate to take but, if taken, necessary to record

Actions inappropriate in NZ but not UK
Regular symptomatic drug treatmentOffer of short acting nifedipine as regular symptomatic monotherapy or part of two drug therapy
Actions inappropriate in UK but not NZ
Regular symptomatic drug treatmentOral nitrate as regular maintenance treatment without contraindication to β blocker in patients with prior myocardial infarction
In patients not known to be intolerant of β blockers and not on a β blocker as first line treatment, second line treatment with a short acting nifedipine or a second calcium channel blocker
Referral to a cardiologistPatients symptomatic on two drug treatment who are offered treatment with a third drug rather than offered referral to a cardiologist