Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home: A Joint Policy Statement From the American Heart Association and American Medical Association
|Last Modified||July 27, 2023|
|Audience||Healthcare Professionals ||
|Topics||Best Practices | Policy | Self-Measured BP (SMBP) ||
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.