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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

Cardiovascular Disease: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends team-based care to improve blood pressure control in patients with high blood pressure. Team-based care is a health systems-level, organizational intervention that incorporates a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of hypertension care for patients. Team-based care is established by adding new staff or changing the roles of existing staff to work with a primary care provider. Each team includes the patient, the patient's primary care provider, and other professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and community health workers. Team members provide process support and share responsibilities of hypertension care to complement the activities of the primary care provider. These responsibilities include medication management; patient follow-up; and adherence and self-management support.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Access to Health Services
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force.Cardiovascular Disease: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2017 June 12]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cardiovascular-disease-team-based-care-improve-blood-pressure-control