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Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Background: Uncertainties Associated With SMBP Monitoring in Managing Hypertension

It is currently not known if SMBP monitoring alone, when compared with usual care, improves BP control, clinical outcomes such as cardiovascular events and mortality, or health care utilization outcomes. Usual care is the standard of care management of hypertension in outpatient and general practice settings.

It is also currently unknown if SMBP monitoring combined with additional support measures better improves BP control, clinical outcomes, and health care utilization outcomes when compared with usual care or with SMBP monitoring without additional support. Additional support measures frequently used in conjunction with SMBP monitoring include transmission of measurements to a health care provider, regular nursing contact, and regular contact with a health care provider regarding hypertension management.