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Table 1 HIP eligibility criteria

From: Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP): study protocol and implementation challenges

Inclusion criteria • Receiving primary care from a randomized physician
  • Diagnosis of hypertension: Average SBP ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg on at least 2 clinic visits in the past 12 months or taking antihypertensive medication
  • Age 25 years or older at the time of the initial screening visit
  • Willing and able to participate fully in all aspects of the intervention
Exclusion criteria • Cardiovascular event within the past 6 months (if more remote history, eligible with MD approval)
  • Chronic kidney disease (estimated GFR < 60 ml/min)
  • Planning to leave the area prior to the anticipated end of participation
  • Pregnant, breast feeding, or planning pregnancy prior to the end of participation
  • Current participation in another clinical trial
  • Investigator discretion for safety or adherence reasons
  • Household member of another HIP participant or of an HIP staff member
  1. DBP = diastolic blood pressure; GFR = glomerular filtration rate; HIP = Hypertension Improvement Project; MD = physician; SBP = systolic blood pressure.
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