The European Journal of Health Economics

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 229–236

The cost of treating high blood pressure in general practice in France

  • Yaël Tibi-Levy
  • Gérard de Pouvourville
  • Jérémie Westerloppe
  • Marion Bamberger
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Abstract

In this study, the cost of having high blood pressure treated by French general practitioners was estimated, using an analysis of the computerized records for 28,015 patients with either hypertension or history of hypertension over three years. Costs due to visits, drugs, and complementary tests were included. The average annual cost of treatment was 597€ (SD 377€). The annual average cost of drugs was 447€, and antihypertensive drugs 258€. The average annual cost of patients who were controlled throughout the period was 537€, patients who were normalized cost 595€, and patients who deteriorated cost 612€.

Keywords

Hypertension Cost Family practice 

JEL Classification

I12 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaël Tibi-Levy
    • 1
  • Gérard de Pouvourville
    • 2
  • Jérémie Westerloppe
    • 3
  • Marion Bamberger
    • 3
  1. 1.CERMESCNRS UMR 8169-EHESS-INSERM U750VillejuifFrance
  2. 2.ESSECCergy-Pontoise CedexFrance
  3. 3.Bristol Myers SquibbRueil-MalmaisonFrance

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