Barriers to follow-up of hypertensive patients

Charles Mouton, Robert Beaudouin, Adewale Troutman, Mark S. Johnson

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Abstract

Lack of follow-up care for hypertension adversely affects health in urban communities. The authors designed this study to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of a specialized intervention program for hypertension follow-up and (2) evaluate the associations with loss to follow-up. They evaluated factors related to loss to follow-up to either a routine care medical clinic or a special primary care intervention program (the Competitive Initiative Program [CIP]). They also conducted interviews to provide in-depth information on the barriers to this program. They found that patients referred through the CIP were significantly more likely to receive follow-up care through a primary care provider. Cost of care, long waiting times, lack of physician continuity, and more pressing priorities explained the lack of follow-up care. Despite a program to provide health care at no cost to patients, lack of insurance and worries about cost are described as barriers to adequate follow-up for hypertension treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-301
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Hypertension
Costs and Cost Analysis
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Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Community interventions
  • Hypertension treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Mouton, C., Beaudouin, R., Troutman, A., & Johnson, M. S. (2001). Barriers to follow-up of hypertensive patients. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 12(3), 290-301.

Barriers to follow-up of hypertensive patients. / Mouton, Charles; Beaudouin, Robert; Troutman, Adewale; Johnson, Mark S.

In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 12, No. 3, 08.2001, p. 290-301.

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Mouton, C, Beaudouin, R, Troutman, A & Johnson, MS 2001, 'Barriers to follow-up of hypertensive patients', Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 290-301.
Mouton, Charles ; Beaudouin, Robert ; Troutman, Adewale ; Johnson, Mark S. / Barriers to follow-up of hypertensive patients. In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2001 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 290-301.
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