Study of Southern California Patients Highlights Benefits of Hypertension Screenings in Non-Primary Care Settings
A study of the electronic health records of more than one million Kaiser Permanente Southern California patients found that expanding blood pressure screenings in non-primary care settings could help improve the diagnosis and management of hypertension. About 112,000 patients involved in the study were diagnosed with high blood pressure. Of those, 83% were diagnosed in a primary care setting and 17% were diagnosed in a non-primary care setting.
- "EHR Records Find Almost 20% of Patients With Hypertension" (Goth, Health Data Management, 3/18).