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Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for high blood pressure in adults.


Current Recommendation

Release Date: December 2007

  • The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults age 18 and older.
    Grade: A Recommendation.

Supporting Documents

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 62 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 100 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 270 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 62 KB; PDF Help)
Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets

Update in Progress

In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.

Supporting Documents

Research Plan

USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.

Research Plan Related Items
Final Research Plan N/A

Current as of September 2013


Internet Citation:

Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshype.htm


 


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