Monitoring performance for blood pressure management among patients with diabetes mellitus: too much of a good thing?

@article{Kerr2012MonitoringPF,
  title={Monitoring performance for blood pressure management among patients with diabetes mellitus: too much of a good thing?},
  author={Eve A. Kerr and Michelle A Lucatorto and Rob G Holleman and M Michele Hogan and Mandi L. Klamerus and Timothy P Hofer},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={172 12},
  pages={938-45}
}
BACKGROUND Performance measures that reward achieving blood pressure (BP) thresholds may contribute to overtreatment. We developed a tightly linked clinical action measure designed to encourage appropriate medical management and a marker of potential overtreatment, designed to monitor overly aggressive treatment of hypertension in the face of low diastolic BP. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study in 879 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and smaller community… CONTINUE READING