Hypertension intervention shows promise at safety-net clinics

The intervention consisted of four key components: a hypertension registry, a simplified treatment protocol that included fixed-dose combination medications and diuretics, a standardized BP measurement protocol and BP check visits led by registered nurses and pharmacists.

Nearly 16,000 people were included in the study and improvements in BP control rates were observed across all races and ethnicities. Blacks saw rates improve from 60 to 66 percent, whites went from 69 to 75 percent, Latinos from 67 to 72 percent and Asians from 78 to 82 percent.

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