Special Issue "Pharmacists’ Role in Blood Pressure Control"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020) | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Linnea A. Polgreen
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Interests: pharmacist interventions for blood pressure control; cost effectiveness analysis; comparative treatment effectiveness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hypertension is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and hypertension causes an estimated 395,000 deaths in the US each year: one out of every six deaths. Hypertension is second only to smoking as a modifiable cause of death in the US. Poor blood pressure control increases the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death and is often due to delays in diagnosis and treatment intensification. These delays often occur because patients only visit their physicians annually or semi-annually. Pharmacists are medication experts and often more available to patients. Indeed, clinic-based pharmacist interventions to control blood pressure have been shown to be both effective and cost-effective. However, more research in this area is needed, especially in the community setting. Pharmacist interventions that are sustainable are also needed.

We invite you to submit articles for this Special Issue on pharmacist interventions for blood pressure control. We welcome research studies of pharmacist interventions in clinical and community settings. Reports of new interventions as well as analysis of data from previous interventions will be accepted. Studies of barriers, challenges, and best practices are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Linnea A. Polgreen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Pharmacist
  • Blood pressure control
  • Treatment
  • Intervention
  • Hypertension

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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