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Attitudes of primary care physicians and their patients about home blood pressure monitoring in Ontario.

Authors
  • Logan, Alexander G
  • Dunai, Andrea
  • McIsaac, Warren J
  • Irvine, M Jane
  • Tisler, Andras
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hypertension
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2008
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
446–452
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3282f2fdd4
PMID: 18300854
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Primary care physicians prefer office or ambulatory to home readings to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. While home monitoring is popular among patients, its clinical usefulness is undermined by the lack of reliable purchasing information, standard measurement protocols, proper training on measurement technique and specific instructions on handling and interpreting results.

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