Recommendations for evaluating compliance and persistence with hypertension therapy using retrospective data.

@article{Halpern2006RecommendationsFE,
  title={Recommendations for evaluating compliance and persistence with hypertension therapy using retrospective data.},
  author={Michael T. Halpern and Zeba M. Khan and Jordana K Schmier and Michel Antoine Burnier and J. Jaime Caro and J. Kalpathy Cramer and William Lionel Daley and Jerry H. Gurwitz and Norman Kenneth Hollenberg},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          1039-48
        }
}
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. The World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease Study estimates that nonoptimal blood pressure [(BP) ie, systolic BP of >115 mm Hg] is responsible annually for 7.1 million deaths and the loss of 64.3 disability-adjusted life years worldwide.1 The associated economic burden of hypertension is also substantial. The average annual medical care cost for individuals with hypertension has been estimated at… CONTINUE READING

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