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Table 2 Key Evaluation Indicators of Interest

From: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) high blood pressure strategy's hypertension management initiative study protocol

Sustainability of the Hypertension Management Initiative program
   ◦ Development and usage of information management systems to improve and standardize high blood pressure patient care and treatment and to improve outcomes
   ◦ Statement of intention by participating healthcare providers to continue using key tools and learnings from the Hypertension Management Initiative.
Improved hypertension management practices by healthcare providers participating in the Hypertension Management Initiative
   ◦ Improved knowledge regarding best practices in management of patients with high blood pressure/hypertension
   ◦ Improved consistency with current CHEP recommendations in time elapsed from first high blood pressure reading to hypertension diagnosis
   ◦ Improved healthcare provider medication prescribing for hypertension patients consistent with current CHEP recommendations
   ◦ Improved assessment of medication adherence and side effects in high blood pressure/hypertension patient visits
   ◦ Improved assessment of global cardiovascular disease risk in patients with high blood pressure/hypertension
   ◦ Improved assessment of high blood pressure/hypertension patients' lifestyle risk factors and readiness to undertake lifestyle modifications
   ◦ Improved provision of support and advice to motivate high blood pressure/hypertension patients to make lifestyle recommendations
   ◦ Improved follow-up of high blood pressure/hypertension patients consistent with current CHEP recommendations
   ◦ Improved quantity and quality of inter-professional collaboration in management of patients with high blood pressure/hypertension.
Improved control of blood pressure among patients reached
   ◦ Reduced blood pressure readings of hypertension patients
   ◦ Increased proportion of patients with hypertension with blood pressure controlled to target
   ◦ Improved adherence of hypertension patients to prescribed hypertension medication(s)
   ◦ Improved adherence of high blood pressure/hypertension patients to their selected lifestyle changes