Outcomes of a randomized trial of home blood pressure telemonitoring with pharmacist case management [abstract] Abstract uri icon

abstract

  • Background/Aims Patients with high blood pressure (BP) visit a physician on average 4 times per year though fewer than half achieve BP control. Practical, effective, and sustainable models are needed to improve BP management. Hyperlink is a clinic-randomized trial testing an intervention that combines home BP telemonitoring with pharmacist case management in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Methods We enrolled 450 patients with uncontrolled BP from 16 primary care clinics. Eight clinics (222 patients) were randomized to usual care and 8 clinics (228 patients) to intervention. Intervention patients received home telemonitors that transmit BP data to a secure database. Pharmacists consult with patients by phone and adjust antihypertensive therapy based on home BP data. The intervention lasts 12 months with follow-up to 18 months to observe durability. The primary outcome is BP control at 6 and 12 months, defined as BP

publication date

  • 2013