• Journal Article

Mild-to-moderate uncomplicated hypertension: further analysis of a cost-effectiveness study of five drugs

Citation

Richter, A., Gondek, K., Ostrowski, C., Dombeck, M., & Lamb, S. (2001). Mild-to-moderate uncomplicated hypertension: further analysis of a cost-effectiveness study of five drugs. Managed Care Interface, 14(7), 61-69.

Abstract

A cost-effectiveness model was designed to explore the effect of adding a new angiotensin-II inhibitor, telmisartan, to the therapeutic options for treating mild-to-moderate uncomplicated hypertension. Incorporating the cost of drugs, physician visits, and adverse-event treatments, the model concluded that availability of telmisartan on formulary may shorten the mean time and costs to control. The stability of the initial findings over a range of sensitivity analyses lends credence to the model conclusions that availability of telmisartan on formulary improves the therapeutic options of care for hypertension