Blood pressure measurement by eye care practitioners.

  title={Blood pressure measurement by eye care practitioners.},
  author={Michael G Harris and C. Y. Michael Gan and E J Revelli and Chisako Imamura and B Kinoshita},
  journal={Journal of the American Optometric Association},
  volume={65 7},
We surveyed a random sample of 250 optometrists (OD) and 250 ophthalmologists (MD) in November 1991 to determine if they were involved in blood pressure measurement. A 50.4 percent and 34.8 percent response rate was obtained from ODs and MDs, respectively. Of those responding, 85 percent of the optometrists and 87 percent of the ophthalmologists reported that they did routinely question their patients about blood pressure, while 65.9 percent of the optometrists and 94.2 percent of the… CONTINUE READING

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