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Visit frequency and hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16088295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
University of Illinois at Chicago/Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency, Chicago, IL 60640, USA. rick.guthmann-md@advocatehealth.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure / physiology
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Disease Progression
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hypertension / physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Male
Middle Aged
Office Visits / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Outpatients / statistics & numerical data*
Patient Compliance
Retrospective Studies
Urban Population

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