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Visit frequency and hypertension.
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PMID:  16088295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The best return visit interval to achieve blood pressure control is currently unknown. This study investigates the relationship between return visit interval and percent change in blood pressure. We reviewed a cohort of hypertensive patient charts from two large, urban family practice offices. Four hundred twenty-nine patients with 7910 intervals showed a mean return visit interval of 79.5 days. Blood pressure control occurred during 34.5% of office visits. Pearson's r correlation coefficients between return visit interval and percent change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure demonstrated a small but statistically significant correlation. Shorter return visit intervals were associated with better percent changes in blood pressure. The return visit interval may be a simple and useful tool to improve management of hypertension.
Richard Guthmann; Nancy Davis; Matthew Brown; Jose Elizondo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1524-6175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-09     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Illinois at Chicago/Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency, Chicago, IL 60640, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Disease Progression
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Office Visits / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Outpatients / statistics & numerical data*
Patient Compliance
Retrospective Studies
Urban Population

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