Recognition of Elevated Blood Pressure in an Outpatient Pediatric Tertiary Care Setting

Another study suggesting we are not very good at officially diagnosing elevated blood pressure in children when the record shows BP readings that are repeatedly elevated. Of 29,000 records retrospectively reviewed, only about 1 in 6 of those with repeatedly high blood pressure values were diagnosed in the encounter diagnoses or problem list.

Beacher 2015 (J. Pediatrics) | PubMed 25919733 | Author Search

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