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Cost-effectiveness evaluation of a collaborative patient education hypertension intervention in utah.
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PMID:  23126347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012;14:760-766. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This study analyzed the cost-effectiveness of a patient hypertension education intervention that provided patient education through interactive voice response technology and distribution of automated blood pressure monitors to high-risk plan members with uncontrolled hypertension. A total of 17,318 members were identified with hypertension in an administrative database. The study sample consisted of all 534 high-risk hypertensive plan members who received blood pressure monitors. Using data on activity-based program costs and changes in hypertension control, this study modeled the intervention's cost-effectiveness relative to no intervention. The intervention was estimated to have brought hypertension under control in 151 patients during the study year. Across all 534 participants in 1 year, 0.3 events (acute myocardial infarction, stroke, congestive heart failure, and renal failure) were avoided and 2.77 life-years were gained (LYG). The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) for the intervention compared with no intervention was $767 per person brought under control or $41,927 per LYG. If the gains in hypertension control from 1 year's investment were assumed to last 10 years, the 10-year ICER relative to no intervention was $1857 per LYG. The intervention is a cost-effective strategy to address hypertension and can serve as a model for future innovations.
Justin G Trogdon; Barbara Larsen; David Larsen; Wendy Salas; Matt Snell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  760-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
From RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC;the Utah Department of Health, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Salt Lake City, UT;SelectHealth, Salt Lake City, UT.
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