Cost of hypertension treatment

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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.

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Correspondence to Dr. Timothy W. Odell MD.

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Received from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Odell, T.W., Gregory, M.C. Cost of hypertension treatment. J Gen Intern Med 10, 686–688 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02602764

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  • cost
  • hypertension
  • drug costs