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Blood pressure controls needed to save on European health bills

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.238/c (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Achieving targets on the control of blood pressure in five European countries would save healthcare systems €1.26bn (£790m; $1.25bn).

    The failure to achieve targets is resulting in 281 000 unnecessary major cardiovascular events, according to a report on blood pressure control in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden (Blood Pressure 2002;11:33-45).

    The report was produced by the Department of Public Health and Social Sciences, University of Uppsala, Sweden, and …

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