The potential savings of using thiazides as the first choice antihypertensive drug: cost-minimisation analysis

@article{Fretheim2003ThePS,
  title={The potential savings of using thiazides as the first choice antihypertensive drug: cost-minimisation analysis},
  author={Atle Fretheim and Morten Aaserud and Andrew D. Oxman},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={18 - 18}
}
BACKGROUND All clinical practice guidelines recommend thiazides as a first-choice drug for the management of uncomplicated hypertension. Thiazides are also the lowest priced antihypertensive drugs. Despite this, the use of thiazides is much lower than that of other drug-classes. We wanted to estimate the potential for savings if thiazides were used as the first choice drug for the management of uncomplicated hypertension. METHODS For six countries (Canada, France, Germany, Norway, the UK and… CONTINUE READING

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