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Evid Based Nurs 7:80 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.3.80
  • Treatment

Adjustment of antihypertensive medication using home based, patient monitored blood pressure reduced both intensity of treatment and blood pressure control

Home based, self measured blood pressure (BP) v office based, physician measured BP for adjustment of antihypertensive treatment*

Outcomes at 1 year Home Office RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Stopped antihypertensive treatment 26% 11% 127% (45 to 258) 7 (5 to 15)

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