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Q&A: Probity and self-treatment


Some of these rules flout evidence. A self monitored blood pressure at home is superior to that taken by any healthcare professional. It ranks in the same level of reliability as that obtained from 24 hour ambulatory BP monitoring. This form of self monitoring and self care by doctors should be encouraged not criminalised. There is no doubt that self prescribing should not be allowed or encouraged; but that principle can be taken too far.

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17 Jan 2017

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