Cost-Effectiveness of Treating Hypertensives in the Federal Republic of Germany: A Model Analysis

  • H. Wenzel
  • U. Laaser
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The rapid growth of expenditure is a central issue in many policy decisions concerning the medical care system of the Federal Republic of Germany. Health professionals, policymakers and consumers are seeking ways to control this growth while simultaneously improving the quality of health care. Increasingly the use of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is being advocated as a possible means of making the medical care system more efficient.


Myocardial Infarction Federal Republic Framingham Study Control Hypertensive Human Capital Approach 
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