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A randomized clinical trial of 219 patients with uncontrolled hypertension showed in a secondary analysis that self-management programs including home blood pressure monitoring and self-titration of antihypertensive medication resulted in good outcomes. Published in JAMA Network Open, the study found significant reduction in systolic blood pressure (adjusted mean difference, −3.4 mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (adjusted mean difference, −2.5 mm Hg) at 24 months. What’s more, patients had no increase in the use of healthcare services or adverse events compared with usual care.

Take that to the bank: Self-care programs for hypertension are usually straightforward and relatively inexpensive to implement.

Patients Do Well With Hypertension Self-Care