EHR data ID differences in HTN control across health systems

EHR data ID differences in HTN control across health systems

(HealthDay)—An analysis of electronic health record data reveals considerable differences in hypertension control across health systems, according to a study published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Kevin Selby, M.D., from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, and colleagues conducted a using deidentified electronic record data from all primary care patients with at least one visit in a two-year period. Data were included for 169,793 adults aged 18 to 85 years.

The researchers found that 31.3 percent of participants had a diagnosis of . At their last visit, 35 percent of these participants had uncontrolled blood pressure, and the proportion varied by (HS; HS1, 29 percent; HS2, 31 percent; and HS3, 44 percent) and by clinical site within each system. Differences between health systems persisted in multivariate analyses; the risk for uncontrolled blood pressure increased 1.15-fold and 1.46-fold for patients in HS2 and HS3, respectively, versus HS1. Across health systems, the likelihood of having uncontrolled blood pressure was increased for patients with hypertension who were uninsured, African-American, current smokers, and obese and those who had fewer than two primary care visits during the two-year period.

"The Hypertension Data Collaborative successfully demonstrated the challenges and opportunities for electronic health data sharing and its use for identifying common disparities in hypertension care across three health systems," the authors write.


Explore further

Sleep apnea may double odds for high blood pressure in blacks

More information: Abstract/Full Text

Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Citation: EHR data ID differences in HTN control across health systems (2018, December 18) retrieved 19 July 2019 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-ehr-id-differences-htn-health.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more