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A recently published study has attempted to quantify the efficacy of self-monitoring of blood pressure, with and without telemonitoring, for the titration of antihypertensive medication in primary care compared with usual care.1 Previous studies have disagreed on whether these interventions improve blood pressure control. The current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline recommends home blood pressure monitoring as one option for the diagnosis of hypertension, but only for longer-term management in the context of white coat hypertension.2
The new study was a non-blinded parallel randomised controlled trial carried out …