High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as “the silent killer” because it is nearly always symptomless and can be deadly if left untreated. About one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure — nearly 75 million people — and only about half have their blood pressure under control. To help address this undertreated condition, Scott and White convened a Hypertension Work Group to bring network providers together with health plan leaders to improve hypertension control among members.
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