State Innovation Model (SIM) Proxy Measure: Hypertension

CIVIC Hypertension report cover
March 2017

Contact:  Tracey Campbell

The Center For Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) analyzed hypertension in adults across the nation, with a special focus on those in Colorado. Analyzing data collected by the Colorado all-payer claims database (APCD), they found a correlation between Coloradans with high blood pressure who do not consistently take their medication and the increased out-of-pocket cost of generic forms of these medication. The report stresses the importance that public health agencies play in providing outreach and targeted interventions surrounding hypertension management.

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