Formation of Community-Based Hypertension Practice Networks: Success, Obstacles, and Lessons Learned
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014
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The Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 393–397, June 2014
How to Cite
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014;16:393–397. DOI: 10.1111/jch.12310. ©2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014
- Centers for Disease Control
- Community Transformation Grant thru the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- State of South Carolina
- NIH. Grant Numbers: HL105880, NS058728, HL091841
Community-based practice networks for research and improving the quality of care are growing in size and number but have variable success rates. In this paper, the authors review recent efforts to initiate a community-based hypertension network modeled after the successful Outpatient Quality Improvement Network (O'QUIN) project, located at the Medical University of South Carolina. Key lessons learned and new directions to be explored are highlighted.