Prevalence of adequate blood pressure control in self-pay or Medicare patients versus Medicaid or private insurance patients with systemic hypertension followed in a university cardiology or general medicine clinic.

@article{Gandelman2004PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of adequate blood pressure control in self-pay or Medicare patients versus Medicaid or private insurance patients with systemic hypertension followed in a university cardiology or general medicine clinic.},
  author={Glenn Gandelman and Wilbert S Aronow and Raja Varma},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={815-6}
}
The prevalence of adequate blood pressure control was investigated in 614 patients (mean age 60 +/- 16 years) with systemic hypertension followed in a university cardiology or general medicine clinic. Systemic hypertension was adequately controlled in 46 of 122 patients (38%) who had to pay for their medications (self-pay or Medicare patients) versus 342 of 492 patients (70%) who received their medications at minimal or no cost because they were on Medicaid or had private insurance (p <0.001). 

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