New Publications Feature Cost-Effectiveness of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions
Did you know that using personal blood pressure measurement devices can help people manage their high blood pressure? The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recently published a review of the economic evidence along with the recommendation paper for the following interventions that help improve blood pressure control:
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions When Used Alone
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions when Combined with Additional Support
The published literature can be accessed through our website:
- Jacob V, Chattopadhyay SK, Proia KK, Hopkins DP, Reynolds J, et al. Economics of self-measured blood pressure monitoring: a Community Guide systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2017;53(3):e105-13 [PDF – 567 kB].
- Community Preventive Services Task Force. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring improves outcomes: recommendation of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2017;53(3):e115-8 [PDF – 131 kB].
What is self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMPB)?
SMBP monitoring involves training patients to use validated, and usually automated, blood pressure measurement devices on a regular basis in familiar settings, typically their homes. Patients share their blood pressure readings with their healthcare provider during medical visits, by telephone, or electronically. These measurements are monitored and used in treatment decisions to improve blood pressure control.
Why are these CPSTF recommendations important?
- Nearly 75 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure and only about half have their condition under control (Merai et al., 2016).
- High blood pressure increases risk for heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease (Mozzafarian et al., 2015).
- Cardiovascular disease costs the United States approximately $316 billion each year in health care services, medications, and lost productivity from premature mortality (Benjamin et al., 2017).
What are the CPSTF and Community Guide?
- The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) is an independent, nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts whose members are appointed by the Director of CDC. CPSTF provides information for a wide range of decision makers on programs, services, and other interventions aimed at improving population health. Although CDC provides administrative, scientific, and technical support for the Task Force, the recommendations developed are those of CPSTF and do not undergo review or approval by CDC.
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of all the evidence-based findings and recommendations of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and is available online at www.thecommunityguide.org.
Merai R, Siegel C, Rakotz M, Basch P, Wright J, et al. CDC grand rounds: a public health approach to detect and control hypertension. MMWR 2016;65(45):1261-4.
Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics 2015 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2015;131:e29-322.
Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Das SR, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics 2017 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2017;135:e146-603.
For More Information
- The Community Guide: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control
- CDC: Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet
- Million Hearts