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A Multicomponent Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure and Reduce Racial Disparities in Rural Primary Care Practices

Assesses the effectiveness of a multicomponent practice-based quality improvement (QI) intervention to lower blood pressure of patients with uncontrolled hypertension and to determine if there would be a variation of effectiveness by race. Participants in the project included 525 adults with hypertension, providers and staff of which nearly 70% were African American. The study took place at primary care practices located in Lenoir County, an economically distressed county in Eastern North Carolina.
Crystal W. Cené, Jacqueline R. Halladay, Ziya Gizlice, et al.
Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 19(4), 351-360
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Black or African American · Cardiovascular disease · Health disparities · Health literacy · Healthcare quality · Primary care · Statistics and data · North Carolina