USPSTF 2023: Screen pregnant persons for hypertensive disorders throughout pregnancy (B recommendation)

Clinical Question

Should primary care clinicians screen for hypertensive disorders in pregnant persons?

Bottom line

In this updated review, the USPSTF concludes with moderate certainty that screening for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy has substantial benefit. There is no evidence that any other screening approach, including routine checking for urine proteinuria, is more accurate than regular blood pressure measurements at office visits (B recommendation). This review is consistent with the 2017 USPSTF recommendation statement. 2c

Study design: Practice guideline

Funding: Government

Setting: Various (guideline)

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

checking BP in pregnancy

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

USPSTF 2023 screen pregnant hypertension disorders througho

good to know