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Work site blood pressure control: the evolution of a program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2715842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In 1976, in an employee population of approximately 8700, there was little information about the prevalence of hypertension or the level of control in the known hypertensive workers. The problem was approached initially by screening and then by aggressive follow-up. Ultimately, 21.4% of the employees were identified as hypertensive or in a borderline range. In the population treated at the work site and those treated by outside sources, the level of control was brought to a point consistently over 80% by 1987. It is apparent that continued efforts to identify hypertension, combined with aggressive follow-up, can achieve a significant level of control in a work site population.
Authors:
H R Brown; N B Carozza; R Lloyd; C E Thater
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-12     Completed Date:  1989-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Medical Department of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, MD 21203.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absenteeism
Baltimore
Blood Pressure Determination
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hypertension / prevention & control*
Male
Mass Screening / organization & administration*
Occupational Health Services*
Patient Compliance
Referral and Consultation

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