Blood Pressure Visit Intensification Study in Treatment: Trial design

Kevin Fiscella, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Hua He, Jennifer Carroll, Andrea Cassells, Mechelle Sanders, Chamanara Khalida, Brianna D'Orazio, Jonathan N. Tobin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1202-1210
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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