The managed hypertensive: the costs of blood pressure control in a Nigerian town

@inproceedings{Ilesanmi2012TheMH,
  title={The managed hypertensive: the costs of blood pressure control in a Nigerian town},
  author={Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi and Olusimbo Kehinde Ige and Akindele Olupelumi Adebiyi},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The health systems designed to cater for patients with chronic illnesses like hypertension have not fully evaluated the burden of long term therapy and its effect on patient outcome. This study assessed the financial implication and cost effectiveness of hypertension treatment in a rural Nigerian town. METHODS A chart review of 250 rural patients with primary hypertension at a regional hospital in Southwest Nigeria was conducted. RESULTS The mean age of patients was 61 ± 11.2… CONTINUE READING
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