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Table 1 Aims and expected success criteria for AIM programme and protocols

From: Implementation of simple telehealth to manage hypertension in general practice: a service evaluation

Protocol Nature of protocol Duration Success criteria
AIM01 Initial high BP reading (hypertension, not yet confirmed)a 1 week 50 % of patients who commit at start do at least 5 days of texting in BP readings in one week period (minimum target days of texting)
100 % patients confirmed as either having hypertension or not.
AIM02 Hypertension (poor control or newly diagnosed)a 2 months 50 % of patients who commit at start do at least 20 days of texting in BP readings over a two months period (minimum target days of texting)
75 % of patients with unstable hypertension become controlled within two months (HBPM readings <135/85 mm Hg)
AIM03 Hypertension (stable)a 3 months 50 % of patients who commit at start do at least 15 texted responses over a three months period (minimum target days of texting)
80 % of patients maintain stable BP control over the three months period (HBPM readings <135/85 mm Hg)
AIM10 Hypertension (poor control or newly diagnosed for patients with CKD or diabetes and/or ACR ≥ 70 mg/mmol)b 3 months 50 % of patients who commit at start do at least 20 days of texting BP readings in over a three months period (minimum target days of texting)
80 % of patients maintain stable BP control over the three months period (HBPM readings <125/75 mm Hg)
  1. aBased on NICE Hypertension guidelines [5, 6] bBased on NICE CKD guidelines [6]
  2. Controlled = 80 % BP readings within target in last two weeks of texted readings
  3. Further information on protocols can be found at http://www.digitalhealthsot.nhs.uk/