WHO treats your hypertension
In this Lancet article, you'll learn about:
- Why treating hypertension is important to the US GDP
" Approximately 8% of the region's healthcare spending is attributed to high blood pressure, a wise use of resources as control of hypertension reduces death and disability and is highly cost-effective or cost-saving in most settings. "
- What the guidelines propose for hypertension control
" The WHO HEARTS technical package provides support to standardize and optimize 6 essential clinical care areas, including Healthy lifestyle counseling, Evidence-based treatment of hypertension and diabetes using simple directive protocols, Access to high quality long-acting affordable medications and technology (e.g., validated automated BP devices), CVD risk assessment, Team-based care and Systems for monitoring. "
- Recommendations for additional policies to help treat hypertension
" Develop regulations to only allow the sale of accuracy validated devices for clinical use (including home and ambulatory BP devices)*. "