Brief Reports

Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 10, Issue 12, pp 686-688

Cost of hypertension treatment

  • Timothy W. OdellAffiliated withInternal Medicine, University Wasatch Clinics
  • , Martin C. Gregory

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Abstract

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