Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: a literature review

Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee
Record ID 31998008692
Authors' objectives:

This review evaluates the safety, efficacy, effectiveness and cost of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM).

Authors' recommendations: The available evidence does not allow the efficacy, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of ABPM to be clarified fully. While a number of studies have found a range of benefits from the use of ABPM in the diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension, there have not been sufficient prospective randomised trials to confirm these benefits and give a firm base of evidence on which to recommend ABPM for routine use in clinical practice.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project:
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Hypertension
Organisation Name: Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee
Contact Address: Naarilla Hirsch, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Health Technology Unit, GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Copyright: Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee
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