Silver Book Fact

Treatment for hypertension using antihypertensive therapy has generated a benefit-to-cost ratio of at least 6:1.

Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al. The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 97-110

Reference

Title
The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
97-110

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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