Hypertensive Crisis in an Era of Escalating Health Care Changes

Theresa P. Yeo; Sherry A. Burrell


Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2010;6(5):338-346. 

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Financial Burden of HTN

According to the American Heart Association, the direct costs of HTN total $48 billion annually.[16] This number refers to those medical expenditures that are related to the management of HTN, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, and hospital admissions. Indirect costs account for an additional $16 billion and include disability, lost earnings, and premature mortality from uncontrolled HTN.[16] The total projected direct and indirect costs of HTN are estimated to be a staggering $73.45 billion for 2009.[5]