Predictors for high costs of hospital care in elderly hypertensive patients.

OBJECTIVE To analyse predictors of high cost of care in elderly hypertensive patients, in particular costs related to short-term (<10 days) and long-term (< or = 10 days) institutional care. DESIGN Health Economy (HE) sub-study in the Swedish Trial in Old Patients with Hypertension-2 (STOP Hypertension-2). SETTING Outpatient clinics, hospitals and… CONTINUE READING