Can we reduce the cost of illness with more compliant patients? An estimation of the effect of 100% compliance with hypertension treatment.

@article{Kokaya2011CanWR,
  title={Can we reduce the cost of illness with more compliant patients? An estimation of the effect of 100% compliance with hypertension treatment.},
  author={G{\"u}venç Koçkaya and Albert I. Wertheimer},
  journal={Journal of pharmacy practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={345-50}
}
INTRODUCTION The current study was designed to calculate the direct cost of noncompliance of hypertensive patients to the US health system. Understanding these expenses can inform screening and education budget policy regarding expenditure levels that can be calculated to be cost-beneficial. METHOD The study was conducted in 3 parts. First, a computer search of National Institutes of Health Web sites and professional society Web sites for organizations with members that treat hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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