Reach out behavioral intervention for hypertension initiated in the emergency department connecting multiple health systems: study protocol for a randomized control trial

2020 (Active)

William J. Meurer, Mackenzie Dinh, Kelley M. Kidwell, Adam Flood, Emily Champoux, Candace Whitfield, Deborah Trimble, Joan Cowdery, Dominic Borgialli, Sacha Montas, Rebecca Cunningham, Lorraine R. Buis, Devin Brown, and Lesli Skolarus

Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the United States. African Americans have the highest prevalence of hypertension of any racial or ethnic group in the United States contributing to their increased burden of stroke compared with non-Hispanic whites. In addition, uncontrolled hypertension is more common among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations than their counterparts.

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