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‘Real-World’ Data from Health Systems Reveal Opportunities for Blood Pressure Improvement

Uncontrolled blood pressure is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States even though existing medications, when prescribed and taken according to guidelines, work well. A new analysis of electronic health records (EHRs) led by a UCSF scientist, as many as 40 percent of the roughly 80 million Americans with high blood pressure may not have the condition under control.

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