Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home: A Joint Policy Statement From the American Heart Association and American Medical Association

Last Modified July 6, 2020
Audience Healthcare Professionals |
Topics Best Practices | Patient-Measured BP |
Resource Type Weblink
Languages english

With doctors’ visits down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new policy statement addresses barriers to implementation of SMBP monitoring

Statement Highlights:

  • Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring at home or in a non-clinic setting is an evidence-based approach for hypertension diagnosis and treatment.
  • Adding SMBP monitoring to BP measurement in the office is cost-effective when compared to office BP measurement alone among individuals with high office BP.
  • Improvements in patient education, provider training, insurance coverage and provider reimbursement, among other measures, would help break down barriers to widespread use of SMBP monitoring.

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