Screening for high blood pressure in adults: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement

Albert L. Siu, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David Grossman, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Karina W. Davidson, Mark H. Ebell, Francisco A.R. García, Matthew Gillman, Jessica Herzstein, Alex R. Kemper, Alex H. Krist, Ann E. Kurth, Douglas K. Owens, William R. Phillips, Maureen G. Phipps, Michael P. Pignone

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Description: Update of the 2007 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure in adults. Methods: The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of different methods for confirming a diagnosis of hypertension after initial screening and the optimal rescreening interval for diagnosing hypertension. Population: This recommendation applies to adults aged 18 years or older without known hypertension. Recommendation: The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older. (A recommendation) The USPSTF recommends obtaining measurements outside of the clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation before starting treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)778-786
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume163
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2015

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Siu, A. L., Bibbins-Domingo, K., Grossman, D., Baumann, L. C., Davidson, K. W., Ebell, M. H., ... Pignone, M. P. (2015). Screening for high blood pressure in adults: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement. Annals of internal medicine, 163(10), 778-786. https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2223