From paper to practice doesn't always take a decadeBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7375.1281/b (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1281
- Greg Warner, general practitioner
- Nightingale Surgery, Romsey SO15 7QN
It's not often that a paper changes practice before it is published. It happened to m,however, and, as its a paper that's only recently been published, 1 2I wait to see whether it will change many other general practitioners'practice too.
Paul Little and colleagues' study published on 3 August 2002 on the different methods of measuring blood pressure in general practice was carried out in my practice (though I was not involved). Having tried wearing an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours some years ago, I knew …