Quality improvement strategies for hypertension management: a systematic review.

  title={Quality improvement strategies for hypertension management: a systematic review.},
  author={Judith M. E. Walsh and Kathryn M. McDonald and Kaveh G. Shojania and Vandana Sundaram and Smita Nayak and Robyn Lewis and Douglas K. Owens and Mary Kane Goldstein},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={44 7},
BACKGROUND Care remains suboptimal for many patients with hypertension. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) strategies in lowering blood pressure. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, Cochrane databases, and article bibliographies were searched for this study. STUDY SELECTION Trials, controlled before-after studies, and interrupted time series evaluating QI interventions targeting hypertension control and reporting blood pressure outcomes were… CONTINUE READING
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