Report explores prevalence of hypertension and use of antihypertensive drugs

Research Activities, January 2012, No. 377

A new Data Points report, Utilization of Antihypertensive Drug Classes Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Hypertension, 2007 to 2009, is available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This report explores the prevalence of hypertension and utilization of antihypertensive drugs among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 2007 to 2009, as well as the costs of antihypertensive drugs.

You can access the report at AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site at http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?productid=843&pageaction=displayproduct.
Current as of January 2012
Internet Citation: Report explores prevalence of hypertension and use of antihypertensive drugs: Research Activities, January 2012, No. 377. January 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/jan12/0112RA34.html