The 2017 ACC AHA High Blood Pressure Guidelines and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend the use of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, ABPM, to guide the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Several studies have reported access to ABPM services as a major barrier for patients and physicians. Furthermore, data suggests physicians are highly interested in ABPM services and patients also speak favorably of out-of-office BP measurements. Our objectives are to pilot a community pharmacy driven 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service, develop a business model through which pharmacists are reimbursed for the service to ensure sustainability and reproducibility, and explore patient, pharmacist, and physician perceptions of and satisfaction with the service.
BCPS BCACP CDE CLS
VCU School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation