U.K. study: Doctors record higher blood pressure readings than nurses

03/26/2014 | DailyRx.com

In an analysis of 15 studies involving more than 1,000 patients, U.K. researchers found that blood pressure levels measured by doctors were higher compared with levels recorded by nurses. "Doctors should continue to measure blood pressure as part of the assessment of an ill patient or a routine check-up, but not where clinical decisions on blood pressure treatment depend on the outcome," study author Christopher Clark said. The findings appear in the British Journal of General Practice.

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