Results and Costs of Investigating Newly Detected Hypertensive Patients
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1. Eighty unselected hypertensive subjects were investigated at a cost of $78.00 per patient, in a short out-patient study programme. Seven (9%) were found to have a cause for their hypertension; incidental abnormalities were found in twenty-two (28%). 2. The combination of clinical selection and planned out-patient investigation should detect all patients with secondary hypertension.
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