Successful DM efforts make the case for investment in hypertension control

Clin Resour Manag. 2001 Nov;2(11):167-70, 161.

Abstract

Why? Because data consistently show that only a small percentage of people diagnosed with this chronic condition are adequately controlled. Despite the fact that this is an obvious opportunity for improvement, few organizations have launched DM efforts specifically targeting hypertension, primarily because of the difficulty inherent in predicting ROI. However, DMA reviews two approaches that are getting notable results.

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Pressure Determination
  • California
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Disease Management*
  • Hospitals, Urban / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Hypertension / nursing
  • Investments / economics
  • Life Style
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Nurse-Patient Relations

Substances

  • Antihypertensive Agents