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Differences between handwritten and automatic blood pressure records.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2774266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Comparison of 46 handwritten and electromechanically generated blood pressure records revealed substantial differences between the recordings. The highest automated record pressures exceeded the highest pressures found in corresponding handwritten records. Similarly, the lowest pressures from automated records were lower than those from handwritten records. Seventeen records (37%) had at least three automatic blood pressure determinations with values substantially in excess of the most extreme values recorded by hand. No handwritten record contained a diastolic pressure above 110 mmHg. Discrepancies between handwritten and automatic records may arise from one or more causes. Among these are readings captured automatically but not observed by the anesthesiologist, faulty reconstruction of handwritten records from memory, and bias in favor of less controversial values.
R I Cook; J S McDonald; E Nunziata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-3022     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesthesiology     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-03     Completed Date:  1989-10-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300217     Medline TA:  Anesthesiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, 43210-1228.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Intraoperative Period
Medical Records
Monitoring, Physiologic
Comment In:
Anesthesiology. 1990 Mar;72(3):577-8   [PMID:  2310043 ]

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