Cardiovascular Health

Documentation of blood pressure (ages 20-54 years)

Individuals with documentation of blood pressure measurement from the five previous years (numerator), among Individuals aged 20-54 years (denominator)

Rational:

Known as the “silent killer,” hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the seconג and the third leading causes of death in Israel in 2014 [1]. Controlling high blood pressure is an important step in preventing heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease, and in reducing the risk of developing other serious conditions [2]. Health care providers and plans can help individuals manage their high blood pressure by prescribing medications and encouraging adaptations in life-style [3].

Numerator:

Individuals in the denominator with documentation of blood pressure measurement from the five previous years

Denominator

Individuals aged 20-54 years

Notes:

None

Notes:

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2012. “About High Blood Pressure.” http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm
[2] In Hebrew: Leading causes of death in Israel 2000-2014, Ministry of Health, March 2017. Available at: https://www.health.gov.il/publicationsfiles/leading_causes_2014.pdf
[3] James, P.A., S. Oparil, B.L. Carter, W.C. Cushman, C. Dennison-Himmelfarb, J. Handler, D.T. Lackland, et al. 2014. 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Report from the Panel Members Appointment to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). 311:507–20.

Results:
Documentation of blood pressure (ages 20-54 years) by year
Documentation of blood pressure (ages 20-54 years) by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex


National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל