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Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Comparative Effectiveness of SMBP Monitoring Versus Usual Care (2 of 2)

Overall, SMBP monitoring and usual care had similar effects on intermediate and surrogate outcomes, including medication number and dosage, medication adherence, quality of life, patient satisfaction, and left ventricular mass index. Inconsistency in findings and heterogeneity in definitions resulted in the strength of evidence being rated low for this finding.

Overall, SMBP monitoring and usual care had similar effects on health care encounters. Of the six studies that reported on outcomes of health care encounters, the majority found no difference in number of physician visits, hypertension-related telephone calls, or medical procedures received between groups. A limited number of studies found SMBP to be associated with a greater or lesser number of office visits, respectively. Inconsistency in findings and heterogeneity in definitions resulted in the strength of evidence being rated low for this finding.