Heidi Brown, MD, MAS, interim Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Director, and Makeba Williams, MD published a new article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Williams presented the research in this article at the annual Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology conference in May, where it earned the first-place oral abstract award!
“Improving primary care follow-up for gynecologic patients with hypertension: an implementation science pilot study” evaluated the feasibility of implementing BP Connect, a staff protocol for specialty clinics, in gynecology clinics:
“Overall, the rate of timely primary care follow-up for high BP increased from 28% before implementation to 48% after implementation (P<.001) despite implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic. BP Connect implementation resulted in a 12-fold increase in BP remeasurement among patients with high BP in unadjusted (odds ratio [OR], 12.6; 95% confidence interval [CI], 9.6–16.6; P<.001) and adjusted (OR, 12.9; 95% CI, 9.7–17.1; P<.001) models. Timely primary care follow-up for hypertension doubled after BP Connect implementation (adjusted OR, 2.2; 95% CI, 1.5–3.1; P<.001).”
Read the whole study here!