Mandatory computer field for blood pressure measurement improves screening

A. D. Heymann, I. Hoch*, L. Valinsky, V. Shalev, H. Silber, E. Kokia

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Methods. We evaluated the effectiveness of a compulsory data field in a computerized medical record (CMR) in improving blood pressure (BP) screening. Results. The proportion of study patients who had their BP measured increased from 40.6% to 58.5% (P< 0.001) after the intervention. After adjusting for age, gender and number of visits, patients were 73% more likely to have their BP recorded after the introduction of the compulsory field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-169
Number of pages2
JournalFamily Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Compulsory data field screening
  • Computer-generated alerts
  • Hypertension
  • Primary care


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