Excess morbidity and cost of failure to achieve targets for blood pressure control in Europe.

@article{Hansson2002ExcessMA,
  title={Excess morbidity and cost of failure to achieve targets for blood pressure control in Europe.},
  author={Lennart Hansson and Adam Lloyd and Pippa Anderson and Zoe S. Kopp},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={35-45}
}
AIM To estimate the burden of failing to achieve targets for blood pressure (BP) control in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK. METHODS A cost of illness model was constructed to estimate the impact of uncontrolled hypertension to each national healthcare system. Prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension was taken from published data. Relationships between achieved BP and the cardiovascular events of symptomatic acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and stroke were… CONTINUE READING

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