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P&T Digest: Hypertension

P&T Digest: Hypertension

Marvin Moser, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Hypertension, a major driver of health care resource utilization and expenditures, is a serious public health threat — and by extension, a threat to the health of populations for which MCOs bear responsibility. The seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recognizes several contributing factors to the epidemiology of hypertension and provides evidence-based guidelines for treatment. This collection of review articles by nationally recognized hypertension experts places JNC-7 recommendations in perspective for practitioners, MCOs, and physicians and pharmacists who serve on pharmacy and therapeutic committees.


  • Hypertension: Prevalence and Economic Implications
  • Management of Hypertension in Light of the New National Guidelines
  • Outcomes Trials Underlying the JNC-7 Guidelines
  • Progression of Uncontrolled Hypertension and Implications for Managing Its Sequelae
  • Hypertension: a Review of Therapeutic Options
  • Fixed Low-Dose Combination Therapy: Current Recommendations
  • Measuring Hypertension Control: NCQA and Beyond
  • Compliance – and Improving It – in Hypertension


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