High blood pressure increases costs under capitation
Uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, is a major risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Although the condition is easily treated, control levels are poor in the working-age, commercial population. For capitated providers, the costs of uncontrolled HBP can be high, due more to general health problems than to catastrophic health events.
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- The secret committee behind our soaring healthcare costs