Emergency Provider Adherence to Chronic Disease Guidelines: A Prospective Provider Inquiry Save

Date Added
June 11th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077839
Researcher
Walter Winders

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Keywords
Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure
Summary

Research indicates that 3/4 of patients presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) with elevated blood pressure will remain elevated at outpatient follow up, regardless of pain and anxiety. Guidelines recommend that Emergency Providers (EPs) identify these patients and secure appropriate follow up, although retrospective studies indicate that providers typically only recognize one in every ten hypertensive patients and rarely provide appropriate follow up. We plan to prospectively identify practice patterns of EPs in low acuity patients, discharged from the ED.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jonathan Boland
803.338.4868
bolandj@musc.edu

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