Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 10, Issue 12, pp 686–688

Cost of hypertension treatment

  • Timothy W. Odell
  • Martin C. Gregory
Brief Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF02602764

Cite this article as:
Odell, T.W. & Gregory, M.C. J Gen Intern Med (1995) 10: 686. doi:10.1007/BF02602764


A retrospective analysis was conducted of the cost of hypertension care at one internal medicine clinic, looking at the cost of office visits, laboratory tests, and medications. Cost of hypertension care was $947 the first year of treatment, $575 the second year, and $420 per year thereafter. Drug costs were the major determinant of cost of care, comprising 80% of the total cost of treatment after the first year of therapy.

Key words

cost hypertension drug costs 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy W. Odell
    • 1
  • Martin C. Gregory
  1. 1.Internal MedicineUniversity Wasatch ClinicsSalt Lake City