Abstract

This statement describes the important role for home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM), the proper technique and recommended equipment, the target goals for treatment, and the patient populations for which HBPM is especially useful. It states that HBPM should become a routine component of blood pressure measurement in the majority of patients with known or suspected hypertension. It concludes that HBPM has the potential to improve the quality of care while reducing costs, and that costs incurred by patients and providers should be reimbursed.