Use of evidence in hypertension guidelines: Should we measure in both arms?

Emily Parker, Paul Glasziou*

*Corresponding author for this work

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For at least 25 years, hypertension guidelines have suggested measuring blood pressure in both arms, but GPs' acceptance of this is low. Current and past versions of major guidelines were identified to review and assess the degree to which they provided justification, evidence, and a description of dual-arm measurement techniques. It is suggested that if guidelines better justified recommendations and cited primary literature to support claims, a greater percentage of practitioners might accept and adhere to such guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number560
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


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