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Prehypertension, hypertension in children drive up health care costs

August 28, 2014

Prehypertension and hypertension in children are having strong effects on healthcare costs, according to research published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

Although BMI was also found to influence costs in the study at integrated health systems in Colorado and Minnesota, the researchers noted that accurate assessment requires adjusting for blood pressure (BP) status.

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