Source: BMJ, 2013, May 24th
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Date of publication: May 2013
Publication type: Research
In a nutshell: This community-based randomised controlled trial found that self-measurement of hypertension by patients at home with telemonitoring by practice staff was more effective in lowering daytime ambulatory blood pressure than usual care. However, an increase in the use of NHS resources was seen. The authors advise caution to those considering to roll out telemonitoring on a large scale based on the findings of this trial, as more research needs to be done to determine cost-effectiveness.
Length of publication: 18 pages
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