English, Article edition: Pharmacoeconomic Burden of Undertreating Hypertension Luca Degli Esposti; Giorgia Valpiani

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/119211
Physical Description
  • article
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Pharmacoeconomic Burden of Undertreating Hypertension
Author
  • Luca Degli Esposti
  • Giorgia Valpiani
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • Many studies have shown the importance of antihypertensive drug therapy as a factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and in containing the cost of managing hypertension and its complications. Nevertheless, the evidence in clinical practice indicates about half of hypertensive patients do not receive pharmacological treatment and about half of treated patients do not achieve blood pressure level control. Undertreating hypertension is the leading cause of failure in drug therapy effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The pharmacoeconomic burden of undertreating hypertension can be defined as the clinical (number of cardiovascular events) and economic (costs of managing cardiovascular events) consequences that would have been avoided by adequate control of blood pressure levels. In the last few years, the increase in this burden and the restriction of budget constraints has raised the awareness of healthcare providers with regards to the need to achieve better performance and to improve disease management of hypertension. This review aims to present the current situation regarding the pharmacoeconomic burden of undertreating hypertension by identifying the key issues of this medical condition, defining and measuring the extent of undertreatment, defining and measuring costs associated with undertreatment, and discussing some fundamental aspects of disease management for hypertension. The pharmacoeconomic burden of undertreating hypertension appears to be an extremely important phenomenon for which there is currently only very limited adequate research. The present dearth of appropriate data can be largely attributed to the lack of epidemiological studies in clinical practice. Future studies are necessary for a more precise quantification of the therapeutic and economic impact of undertreating arterial hypertension in clinical practice (appropriateness studies) and for more precise selection of antihypertensive drugs on the basis of the different cost-effectiveness profiles detected in
  • Economic-implications, Hypertension
  • RePEc:wkh:phecon:v:22:y:2004:i:14:p:907-928
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment