What interventions improve blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

Various interventions can be implemented to improve BP control in patients with hypertension or to treat uncontrolled hypertension. These interventions include the following:

  • Self-monitoring

  • Educational interventions directed to the patient

  • Educational interventions directed to the health professional

  • Nurse or pharmacist care

  • Organizational interventions that aim to improve the delivery of care

  • Appointment reminder systems

The Cochrane Collaboration has shown that these interventions are associated with large net BP reductions and that health professional (nurse or pharmacist)–led care may be a promising way of delivering care.


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