The Economic Impact of Hypertension

  title={The Economic Impact of Hypertension},
  author={William J. Elliott},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Hypertension},
  • W. Elliott
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Clinical Hypertension
High blood pressure is the most common chronic medical problem prompting visits to primary health care providers, yet it is estimated that only 34% of the 50 million American adults with hypertension have their blood pressure controlled to a level of <140/90 mm Hg. Thus, about two thirds of Americans with hypertension are at increased risk for cardiovascular events. The medical, economic, and human costs of untreated and inadequately controlled high blood pressure are enormous. Adequate… 

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