Factoring in effect on mortality from stroke increases cost effectiveness

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7057.624a (Published 07 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:624
  1. Jeffrey Graham
  1. Honorary consultant in public health medicine Barnet Health Agency, London NW9 6LH

    EDITOR,—When evaluating the Oxcheck and British family heart studies David Wonderling and colleagues did not factor in the effect of reductions in blood pressure on mortality from stroke.1 There are, however, data that allow this effect to be estimated.2 For men aged 50 the Oxcheck intervention costs £2900 per life year saved (the undiscounted …

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