Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea

Eun Jung Lee, So Young Kim, Insook Cho, Jihyun Kim, Jaeho Lee, Yoon Kim

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Abstract

Computer-interpretable hypertension guidelines can make for the improvement of blood pressure control rate by assisting clinicians at the point-of-service to behave according to the evidence-based guidelines. We surveyed 117 public health centers in Korea to evaluate current hypertension management status with clinicians' performance, and to analyze the needs for the computerinterpretable hypertension guidelines. Hypertension control rate was 57%, while clinicians overestimated it as 79.5%. 60.4% of patients were treated with 2 or more antihypertensive medications, and most frequently used drug class was calcium channel blocker. Inappropriate prescription rate of contraindicated patients was 2.6%. Two-thirds of clinicians agreed to implement the computerinterpretable hypertension guideline. Implementation of computer-interpretable hypertension guideline is considered as a way to improve the hypertension control rate and to reduce the inappropriateness of the therapeutic choice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781586037741
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 20 Aug 200724 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume129
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period20/08/0724/08/07

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Needs Assessment
Public health
Korea
Public Health
Guidelines
Hypertension
Pressure control
Blood pressure
Calcium
Inappropriate Prescribing
Calcium Channel Blockers
Antihypertensive Agents
Blood Pressure
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • guideline
  • hypertension
  • needs assessment
  • practice guideline

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Lee, E. J., Kim, S. Y., Cho, I., Kim, J., Lee, J., & Kim, Y. (2007). Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 129). IOS Press.
Lee, Eun Jung ; Kim, So Young ; Cho, Insook ; Kim, Jihyun ; Lee, Jaeho ; Kim, Yoon. / Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea. MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press, 2007. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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Lee, EJ, Kim, SY, Cho, I, Kim, J, Lee, J & Kim, Y 2007, Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea. in MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 129, IOS Press, 12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 20/08/07.

Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea. / Lee, Eun Jung; Kim, So Young; Cho, Insook; Kim, Jihyun; Lee, Jaeho; Kim, Yoon.

MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press, 2007. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 129).

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Lee EJ, Kim SY, Cho I, Kim J, Lee J, Kim Y. Needs assessment for the computer-interpretable hypertension guideline at public health centers in Korea. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press. 2007. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).