Should primary care clinicians screen for hypertensive disorders in pregnant persons?
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
Setting: Various (guideline)
David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill