Background There is a presumption that, for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP), early follow-up, that is, within 4 weeks of an elevated reading, improves BP control. However, data are lacking regarding effective interventions for increasing clinician frequency of follow-up visits and whether such interventions improve BP control. Methods/design Blood Pressure Visit Intensification Study in Treatment involves a multimodal approach to improving intensity of follow-up in 12 community health centers using a stepped wedge study design. Discussion The study will inform effective interventions for increasing frequency of follow-up visits among patients with uncontrolled BP and determine whether increasing follow-up frequency is associated with better BP control.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine