BP measurements and Stethoscope use
Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG
Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG
Fri Sep 13 21:38:02 UTC 2013
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referrals for unnecessary echocardiograms.
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From: robert bell <rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET>
To: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Date: 09/13/2013 02:59 PM
Subject: Re: [IMPROVEDX] BP measurements and Stethoscope use
I have often thought that taking blood pressure in the office is one of
the worst things that the medical profession does. There are papers that
discuss all the reading biases and inaccuracies that occur with the
average office BP readings. No wonder there are so many on BP medications
when they do not need them.
And the other thing that needs to be investigated is the stethoscope. I
suspect that is the second worst thing doctors do - listen to sounds!
Depending on hearing, the stethoscope used, training, skills, knowledge,
biases, etc. there must be immense errors with both missed and delayed
diagnoses costing big dollars to the health system. Would you like a 1st
year medical resident, with rock music impaired hearing, or an experienced
cardiologist with acute hearing listen to your heart? Have often wondered
why good studies are not undertaken to provide guidance, but I suspect the
status symbol of the stethoscope is protecting it!
Big, big issues.
On Sep 13, 2013, at 9:09 AM, Bill Thatcher wrote:
Yesterday I uploaded several news items to the SIDM website you might find
interesting. Some relate to recent dialogue in this listserv and one is a
new subject on a blood pressure test device that improves accuracy.
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