New Publication Features Cost-effectiveness of Team-based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

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The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) finds team-based care interventions to improve blood pressure control are cost-effective based on a systematic review of 35 economic studies. The findings from this review are detailed in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, available online from The Community Guide.

Jacob V, Reynolds JA, Chattopadhyay SK, et al. Economics of team-based care for blood pressure control: updated Community Guide systematic review [PDF – 627 KB]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2023;65(4):735-54.

CPSTF recommends team-based care to improve blood pressure control.

What is team-based care to improve blood pressure control?

Team-based care to improve blood pressure control is a health systems-level, organizational intervention that uses a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of care. Teams include patients, primary care providers, and other professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and community health workers. Team responsibilities include medication management, patient follow-up, and adherence and self-management support.

Team-based care interventions typically do the following:

  • Facilitate communication and coordination of care support
  • Enhance use of evidence-based guidelines
  • Establish regular, structured follow-up mechanisms to monitor patients’ progress and schedule visits
  • Actively engage patients by providing them with education, adherence support, and tools and resources for self-management

CPSTF also recommends team-based care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Facts about Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and only about 1 in 4 (26.1%) have it under control. High blood pressure costs the United States about $131 billion each year, averaged over 12 years from 2003 to 2014.

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