Identifying gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension.

@article{Spranger2004IdentifyingGB,
  title={Identifying gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension.},
  author={Cathy B Spranger and Andrea J. Ries and Carrie A Berge and Nina Butwell Radford and Ronald G. Victor},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
PURPOSE Hypertension remains uncontrolled in the majority of affected patients despite treatment. Our goal was to identify specific action items in the Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VI) guidelines that are not being translated into clinical practice. METHODS We transformed the major JNC VI tables into a chart review instrument that was used to retrospectively analyze the medical records of 249… CONTINUE READING
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