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  1. Variations in compliance among hypertensive patients by drug class : Implications for health care costs.

    Article - En anglais

    Health care decision-makers require more information on differences in compliance rates associated with alternative classes of antihypertensive drugs and the implications of these differences for health care utilization and costs.

    We examined medical claims data from the Pennsylvania Medicaid Management Information System to investigate compliance rates for four major antihypertensive drug classes (angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium antagonists, and diuretics) and the health care costs associated with noncompliance.

    Multivariate analysis was used to relate antihypertensive drug class with compliance and variations in compliance with health care costs.

    The highest estimated rates of compliance were associated with ACE inhibitors and calcium antagonists, and these rates were significantly greater than with beta-blockers and diuretics.

    Moreover, poor compliance was associated with higher health care costs.

    Efforts to increase compliance with antihypertensive drug therapy are needed to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Analyse coût efficacité, Hypertension artérielle, Analyse avantage coût, Homme, Observance médicamenteuse, Antihypertenseur, Etude comparative, Utilisation, Antagoniste calcium, Diurétique, Bloquant bêta-adrénergique, Inhibiteur angiotensin converting enzyme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Medicaid

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Cost efficiency analysis, Hypertension, Cost benefit analysis, Human, Drug compliance, Antihypertensive agent, Comparative study, Use, Calcium antagonist, Diuretic, Beta blocking agent, ACE inhibitor, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0096551

    Code Inist : 002B02F05. Création : 22/06/1998.