New 'real world' data reveal potential opportunities for blood pressure improvement

The PCORnet Blood Pressure Control Laboratory, a new collaborative partnership, analyzed electronic health record data from nearly 1.5 million patients including almost 6 million ambulatory visits with blood pressure measures.Analysis finds 60% of high blood pressure patients have their blood pressure controlled to less than 140/90 mmHg, with few receiving new medications or dose adjustments after high readings are discovered during clinic visits.