Self monitoring of blood pressure at home: Informed self regulation of drug treatment could be next step

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.148-a (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:148
  1. Caroline L Kelham, project manager (ckelham@medicines-partnership.org)
  1. Medicines Partnership, London SE1 7JN

    EDITOR—While highlighting that home blood pressure readings can be lower and more reliable than those taken in the clinic, Stergiou et al seem reluctant to recommend extensive use of the practice or take the next step of empowering patients to take action on the basis of these results.1 However, patients adjust their drug treatment, or even stop taking it altogether, …

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