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Type and accuracy of sphygmomanometers in primary care: a cross-sectional observational study.

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies identified worrying levels of sphygmomanometer inaccuracy and have not been repeated in the era of digital measurement of blood pressure. AIM: To establish the type and accuracy of sphygmomanometers in current use. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional, observational study in 38 Oxfordshire primary care practices. METHOD: Sphygmomanometers were evaluated between 50 and 250 mmHg, using Omron PA350 or Scandmed 950831-2 pressure meters. RESULTS: Six hundred and four sp...

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10.3399/bjgp11x593884

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A'Court, C More by this author
Stevens, R More by this author
Sanders, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
61
Issue:
590
Pages:
e598-e603
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:e7757c0e-4e3e-4ba9-bf9e-a2204d138194
Source identifiers:
195377
Local pid:
pubs:195377

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