Diagnosing Possible Hypertension When Emergency Department Blood Pressure is High. Richard W. Niska, MD, MPH, FACEP CAPT, US Public Health Service. Introduction. Emergency physicians refer to primary care specialists for follow-up of conditions identified in the emergency department (ED).
Richard W. Niska, MD, MPH, FACEP
CAPT, US Public Health Service
Methods Blood Pressure is High
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Statistical Methods Blood Pressure is High
Results Blood Pressure is High
Limitations Blood Pressure is High
Conclusions be more precisely done by studying referral directly.