A web-based patient activation intervention to improve hypertension care: study design and baseline characteristics in the web hypertension study.

BACKGROUND Despite the known health risks of hypertension, many hypertensive patients still have uncontrolled blood pressure. Clinical inertia, the tendency of physicians not to intensify treatment, is a common barrier in controlling chronic diseases. This trial is aimed at determining the impact of activating patients to ask providers to make changes to… CONTINUE READING