Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: April 2012

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends team-based care to improve patients’ 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 typically aims to:

  • Facilitate communication and coordination of care among team members
  • Enhance team members’ use of evidence-based guidelines
  • Establish regular, structured follow-up mechanisms to monitor patients' progress and schedule additional visits as needed
  • Actively engage patients in their own care by providing them with education about hypertension medication, adherence support, and tools and resources for self-management 
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2012). Heart disease and stroke prevention: team-based care to improve blood pressure control. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cardiovascular-disease-team-based-care-improve-blood-pressure-control