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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Brody A, Twiner M, Kumar A
Survey of emergency physician approaches to management of asymptomatic hypertension.
The objective of this study was to define emergency physician (EP) approaches to management of asymptomatic uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) and assess adherence to the American College of Emergency Physician clinical policies. It found that wide variability exists in EP approaches to patients with asymptomatic HTN. Treatment decisions were impacted by patient history of chronic HTN, referral from primary care providers, and magnitude of BP elevation.
Citation: Brody A, Twiner M, Kumar A . Survey of emergency physician approaches to management of asymptomatic hypertension. J Clin Hypertens 2017 Mar;19(3):265-69. doi: 10.1111/jch.12921.
Keywords: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Department, Practice Patterns
Brody AM, Sharma VK, Singh A
Barriers to emergency physician diagnosis and treatment of uncontrolled chronic hypertension.
This study surveyed a national sample of emergency physicians on their perceived barriers in establishing an ED diagnosis of asymptomatic hypertension (HTN) and ED treatment of such patients. It found that the most common barriers to diagnosis of HTN were uncertainty regarding the validity of ED blood pressure measurements (92 percent)and reluctance to diagnose a condition which cannot be comprehensively managed in the ED setting (29 percent).
Citation: Brody AM, Sharma VK, Singh A . Barriers to emergency physician diagnosis and treatment of uncontrolled chronic hypertension. Am J Emerg Med 2016 Nov;34(11):2241-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.08.050.
Keywords: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Emergency Department