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Journal Article

Why pediatricians fail to diagnose hypertension: a multicenter survey.

Bijlsma MW, Blufpand HN, Kaspers GJL, et al. The Journal of pediatrics. 2014;164:173-177.e7.

In this observational study, investigators found that pediatricians often fail to measure blood pressure and misclassify elevated blood pressure as normal. These findings about this widespread diagnostic error are consistent with prior studies and emphasize the safety gap inherent in implementation of recommended practices.