DESCRIPTION:

Percentage of patients 18 - 85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose blood pressure was adequately controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION:

Higher score indicates better quality


INITIAL POPULATION: 

Patients 18 - 85 years of age who had a diagnosis of essential hypertension within the first six months of the measurement period or any time prior to the measurement period


DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Patients with evidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period. Also exclude patients with a diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS: 

None


NUMERATOR:

Patients whose blood pressure at the most recent visit is adequately controlled (systolic blood pressure < 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg) during the measurement period

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

Not Applicable