REACH OUT: to Reduce High Blood Pressure in the Emergency Department


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Adult (≥18 y/o)
- At least one BP of systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥160 or a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥100 or only BP performed prior to enrollment is SBP ≥160 or a DBP ≥100 (If the patient has repeated measurements after achieving Criteria 1, but prior to being enrolled, at least one of the repeat BP remains SBP ≥140 or a DBP ≥90)
- Must have mobile phones with text-messaging capability
- Likely to be discharged from the ED

Exclusion Criteria

- Adult who is in an urgent condition
- Unable to read
- Non-English speaking
- Incarcerated/ institutionalized resident
- Pregnant, or has a pre-existing condition that makes follow-up for 4 months unlikely.