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  1. The retail cost of antihypertensive therapy : physician and patient as educated consumers.

    Article - En anglais

    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

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

    Cote : 94-0648609

    Code Inist : 002B02F05. Création : 09/06/1995.