Blood pressure controls needed to save on European health billsBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.238/c (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
- Roger Dobson
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 …