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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Sep 15;94(6):815-6.

Prevalence of adequate blood pressure control in self-pay or Medicare patients versus Medicaid or private insurance patients with systemic hypertension followed in a university cardiology or general medicine clinic.

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Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Abstract

The prevalence of adequate blood pressure control was investigated in 614 patients (mean age 60 +/- 16 years) with systemic hypertension followed in a university cardiology or general medicine clinic. Systemic hypertension was adequately controlled in 46 of 122 patients (38%) who had to pay for their medications (self-pay or Medicare patients) versus 342 of 492 patients (70%) who received their medications at minimal or no cost because they were on Medicaid or had private insurance (p <0.001).

PMID:
15374799
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.06.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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