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Does changing from mercury to electronic blood pressure measurement influence recorded blood pressure? An observational study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14960220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mercury sphygmomanometers have been commonly used in primary care to measure blood pressure but are associated with bias. Electronic blood pressure machines are being introduced in many practices and have anecdotally been associated with higher recorded blood pressure. This study examined recorded blood pressure in four practices before and after electronic blood pressure machine introduction. No consistent change in mean blood pressure was apparent following their introduction, but there was a large and significant fall in terminal digit preference suggesting improved precision of recording.
Richard J McManus; Jonathan Mant; Martyn R P Hull; F D Richard Hobbs
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0960-1643     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Gen Pract     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-12     Completed Date:  2004-04-06     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005323     Medline TA:  Br J Gen Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  standards
Electronics, Medical
Family Practice / instrumentation
Reproducibility of Results
Comment In:
Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Feb;54(499):137-8   [PMID:  15046060 ]
Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Feb;54(499):136   [PMID:  15046058 ]
Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Feb;54(499):136-7   [PMID:  15046059 ]

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