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Blood pressure measurement is captured in nearly every patient encounter and is an important factor in point-of-care diagnosis, patient risk stratification and medication dosing. Slight variations in technique and measurement have a big impact.
Percentage of population affected by a difference of 5 mmHg, either causing them to be placed on medication or have a missed diagnosis of hypertension.1
Percentage of population affected by overestimation of high BP errors.2
Annual costs to treat high BP in the U.S.3
1 16% is the percentage of American population that could be affected by blood pressure errors; calculated by 50,000,000 affected* / 307,000,000 U.S. 2009 population**. Data from: *https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2911816/ and **Census.gov.
2 9.8% is percentage of American population affected by overestimation of high blood pressure errors, calculated by 30,000,000 affected by overestimation* / 307,000,000 the 2009 U.S. population**. Data from: *https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2911816/ and **Census.gov.
Only Midmark can offer a fully integrated point-of-care workflow designed to promote proper patient positioning for a more accurate blood pressure measurement with the ability to port data directly into the EMR, eliminating transcription errors. Watch the video to learn more.
As health systems struggle to standardize care, blood pressure inaccuracy is one of the biggest areas of concern. Many healthcare providers are not aware of current standards for proper blood pressure measurement.4 If this isn’t addressed,
it leaves health systems at serious risk.
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