JAPhA Study Concludes Strong Patient-Pharmacist Relationship Promotes Better Home BP Management

The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association recently published a study concluding that a strong patient-pharmacist relationship is key to successful pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring.  In this study, researchers studied the outcomes of the 2013 Hyperlink trial — a study of 228 patients with uncontrolled hypertension, who used home blood pressure telemonitors and sent their readings to a pharmacist.  The pharmacist then consulted with the patient at regular intervals and adjusted medications as needed.

Patients reported that it was “helpful to have frequent and immediate feedback from a pharmacist based on their home blood pressure readings, as opposed to waiting much longer for appointments with their physicians.”

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