A Population-Based Policy and Systems Change Approach to Prevent and Control Hypertension
Institute of Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on Public Health Priorities to Reduce and Control Hypertension in the U.S. Population
National Academies Press, Jul 13, 2010 - Medical - 236 pages
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, affecting nearly one in three Americans. It is prevalent in adults and endemic in the older adult population. Hypertension is a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and disability. Although there is a simple test to diagnose hypertension and relatively inexpensive drugs to treat it, the disease is often undiagnosed and uncontrolled.