Model Based Approach to Improving Hypertension Control
Hypertension can be treated with inexpensive, safe, and effective medications, and results from recent practice-based clinical trials suggest that we can improve hypertension control with some extra effort. This research proposal aims to use detailed data from high quality practice-based clinical trials of hypertension control and computer simulation to evaluate the potential health benefits and incremental value of implementing hypertension control strategies in the U.S. population and a total population of about 3,000 Medicare patients covered by three health organizations in California, Louisiana, and New York. The project will also project the potential population health benefits of achieving lower blood pressure goals in high-riskpatients with hypertension.
Marie Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH