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Long-term effect of home blood pressure self-monitoring plus medication self-titration for patients with hypertension

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial, blood pressure (BP) self-monitoring plus self-titration of antihypertensive medication based on an individualized prearranged plan used in primary care reduced BP in the longer term with passive follow-up compared with usual care, without increasing health care use or adverse events. These results suggest that simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-implement self-management interventions have the potential to improve the long-term control of hypertension in routine clinical practice. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Gabriel Sanfelix-Gimeno, Ph.D., email

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