The economics of hypertension and stroke.

TitleThe economics of hypertension and stroke.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
JournalAmerican heart journal
Volume119
Issue3 Pt 2
Pagination725-7; discussion 727-8
ISSN0002-8703
Abstract

The prevention of stroke through the control of hypertension is cost-effective economically and medically. A reduced incidence of stroke generates savings to the health service in hospital and surgical costs, and the avoidance of premature mortality means survivors contribute more to the economy as a result of extra working years. In addition to financial benefits, antihypertensive agents can also improve a patient's quality of life. This can be measured with a variety of health profiles or indexes and is often expressed together with life expectancy in quality-adjusted life years. This article examines the benefits produced by the effective control of hypertension, taking data from England and Wales during the past 30 years.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-8703(05)80052-3
Short TitleAm Heart J
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