Physiologic measurements of a patient that indicate the status of the body’s life sustaining functions.

Data Element

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Average Blood Pressure
Description
Average Blood Pressure represents the average of two or more blood pressure readings in a specified time period or according to a specified algorithm or protocol. (Of note, average blood pressure is not the same as a mean arterial pressure.) The average blood pressure has a systolic and a diastolic component.

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average blood pressure

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Million Hearts® 2022 Hearts national initiative (co-led by and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) uses this data as it is available for monitoring and evaluation to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years. Furthermore, the CDC plans to leverage this data further in the future for surveillance and epidemiology studies if advanced through policy and available from EHRs. The Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance (MENDS) pilot will use electronic health record (EHR) data collected in clinical settings leading to a real-time, chronic disease surveillance model to plan and evaluate short-term outcomes of policies and program interventions.This field is for general comments on this specific data element. To submit new USCDI data classes and/or data elements, please use the USCDI ONDEC system: https://healthit.gov/ONDEC

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