Controlling hypertension requires a new primary care model

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados última modificación 25/10/2010 14:27

About 32 million Americans have uncontrolled hypertension, and the impending shortage of primary care physicians could result in worsening blood pressure control. The "Treat to Target" approach to hypertension in primary care has the potential to increase hypertension control while off-loading a portion of hypertension management from physicians to other team members. "Treat to Target" involves 3 components: home self-monitoring of blood pressure, regular health coaching for patients with elevated blood pressure, and home titration of blood pressure medications based on standing orders from the patient's physician.

Margolius D, Bodenheimer T. Controlling hypertension requires a new primary care model. Am J Manag Care. 2010; 16 (9):648-50. Available at:



Margolius D, Bodenheimer T

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