Joe is 50 years old and sees a physician for a routine visit to establish care. He has no prior medical problems, but has been told his blood pressure is a bit high. He has no complaints, takes no medication, tries to eat well, but does not exercise. The only noteworthy findings from his exam are obesity and a blood pressure of 172/86 mm/Hg.
By identifying and addressing Joe's hypertension, his risk of suffering a disabling stroke or even dying from cardiovascular event markedly decreases. As a result, Joe can enjoy a higher quality of life in the years ahead.
|0013||Percentage of patient visits with blood pressure measurement recorded among all patient visits for patients > 18 years of age with diagnosis of hypertension.||Patients with:
|0018||Percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (<140/90)||Patients with:
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Produced by Meaningful Use Quality Workgroup - March 22, 2013