Differences in blood pressure values obtained with automated and manual methods in medical inpatients

Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Dec;16(6):356-61; quiz 362.


Measurement of blood pressure is done frequently in hospitalized patients with an automated, noninvasive blood pressure device. While manufacturers have made significant design improvements which may have improved the accuracy of these devices, limited research is available on their performance in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of a contemporary automated, noninvasive blood pressure device in hospitalized medical patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • Male
  • Middle Aged