The retail cost of antihypertensive therapy : physician and patient as educated consumers.
The retail cost for antihypertensive medication in the Cincinnati area was examined using a questionnaire sent to 20 local pharmacies asking them to provide the cost to the patient for a 30-day supply of medication.
Six pharmacies responded, providing a detailed list of drug prices.
The price for a given drug varies considerably from pharmacy to pharmacy, with generics having the greatest variability.
There are also large differences between agents within a drug class, leading to overlap between classes.
Some diuretics and bêta-blockers are more expensive than angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or calcium-channel blockers.
For some agents a dose increase costs nothing, wheras for others it dramatically increases the cost.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Antihypertenseur, Coût, Prescription, Economie santé, Traitement, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Antihypertensive agent, Costs, Prescription, Health economy, Treatment, Human, Cardiovascular disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0648609
Code Inist : 002B02F05. Création : 09/06/1995.