Table 4

Final top 10 prioritised and ranked uncertainties

PriorityResearch question
1.What are the long-term physical and mental health consequences of pregnancy hypertension (including pre-eclampsia) for the woman, baby and family?
2.How can we predict and prevent shorter term complications of pregnancy hypertension (including stillbirth, fetal growth restriction, neonatal death, progression to pre-eclampsia)?
3.What is the best screening test for pre-eclampsia?
4.Following pregnancy hypertension, what is the best way to prevent future long-term problems?
5.What is the cause of pregnancy hypertension (including pre-eclampsia)?
6.How can pregnancy hypertension (including pre-eclampsia) be prevented in a subsequent pregnancy?
7.What are the educational needs of healthcare professionals managing women with pregnancy hypertension?
8.What is the best way to diagnose pre-eclampsia promptly?
9.What is the best way to manage pregnancy hypertension (including optimal antenatal and postnatal antihypertensive medication and optimal timing of delivery)?
10.How can we provide better support for women with pregnancy hypertension and their families?