Intervention for control of hypertension in Catalonia, Spain (INCOTECA Project): results of a multicentric, non-randomised, quasi-experimental controlled intervention study

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — junio 19th, 2013 — 8:47 under Editorial

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Intervention for control of hypertension in Catalonia, Spain (INCOTECA Project): results of a multicentric, non-randomised, quasi-experimental controlled intervention study

EditorialPor: Roser Vallès-Fernández, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Lucas Mengual-Martínez, Magdalena Rosell-Murphy, Gemma Prieto-De Lamo, Fina Martínez-Frutos, Sonia Mimoso-Moreno, Eva Bellerino-Serrano,  Alícia Àlvarez-Lázaro, Alícia Franzi-Sisó, Juan Carlos Martínez-Vindel, Mª Socorro Alonso-Ortega, Imma Olmedo-Muñoz, Josep Mª Bonet-Simó and the INCOTECA research group.   BMJ Open 2012;2:e000507 doi:10.1136/bmjopen.

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) plan aimed at primary healthcare teams (PHCTs) to optimise hypertension control and to compare it with standard clinical care.  The adjusted difference between intervention and standard care groups in the odds of BP control was 1.3 (95% CI 1.1 to 1.6, p=0.003). Results of the mixed model on repeated measures showed that, on average, an individual in the intervention group had an increase of 92% in the odds of BP control (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.7 to 2.1). The implementation of a QI plan can improve BP control. This strategy is potentially feasible for up-scaling within the existing PHCTs.  [Actualizado: 19 de junio 2013]

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