Documentation of blood pressure (ages 55-74 years)
Individuals with documentation of blood pressure measurement in the previous year (numerator), among Individuals aged 55-74 years (denominator)
Known as the “silent killer,” hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the seconג and the third leading causes of death in Israel in 2014 . Controlling high blood pressure is an important step in preventing heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease, and in reducing the risk of developing other serious conditions . Health care providers and plans can help individuals manage their high blood pressure by prescribing medications and encouraging adaptations in life-style .
Individuals in the denominator with documentation of blood pressure measurement in the previous year
Individuals aged 55-74 years
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2012. “About High Blood Pressure.” http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm
 In Hebrew: Leading causes of death in Israel 2000-2014, Ministry of Health, March 2017. Available at: https://www.health.gov.il/publicationsfiles/leading_causes_2014.pdf
 James, P.A., S. Oparil, B.L. Carter, W.C. Cushman, C. Dennison-Himmelfarb, J. Handler, D.T. Lackland, et al. 2014. 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Report from the Panel Members Appointment to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). 311:507–20.