US data shows that about 50% of people keep records of some sort of their test results.
The result of this two-year project was that 95% of the people who came into my clinics knew their BP data by heart, and either had a BP machine at home, or had it taken it on a regular basis.
Obviously, there are differences for CANADIAN HEALTHCARE vs. Americans. Our Canadian
Our physicians keep meticulous computerized records, and can bring up our files instantly. We visit the doctor's office and the nurse does a pre-interview, taking our Blood Pressure (BP), and determining the nature of our visit.
|This machine takes 5 readings and averages them out.|
That said, I always counsel clients to keep track of their tests, including BP results. They can ask for photocopies to take with them when they visit specialists, this ensures that they have the results on hand.
By the year 2015, almost half of all women in Canada will be aged 45 years or over, which means a large contingent will be in the heart-disease- and stroke-prone years.