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Comment & Response
June 2019

Methodological Issues in Determining the Accuracy of Automated Office Blood Pressure Readings for Diagnosing Hypertension

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Demography, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
  • 2Kilifi County Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):850. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1224

To the Editor I read with interest the recently published Original Investigation by Roerecke and colleagues.1 The accurate assessment of blood pressure (BP) is an important step in determining cardiovascular risk; therefore, efforts to improve the accuracy of measurement should be encouraged. The article, while adding to the evidence in favor of using automated office BP (AOBP) measurement, had several limitations that I would like to highlight so that they can be addressed in future research.

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