Assessment of hypertension occurrence, management and outcomes in Canada
This project aims to:
1. Determine the occurrence (i.e. prevalence and incidence) of diagnosed hypertension in Canada and within provinces.
2. Determine antihypertensive drug use and explore the association of this use with hypertension-related outcomes [i.e. stroke as the primary outcome, and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), end stage renal disease (ESRD) and mortality as secondary outcomes] and health service resource use in a real world environment.
- Quan H, Chen C, Tu K, Bartlett G, Butt DA, Campbell NRC, Hemmelgarn BR, Hill MD, Johansen H, Khan N, Lix LM, Smith M, Svenson L, Walker RL, Wielgosz A, McAlister FA for Hypertension Outcome and Surveillance Team. Outcomes among 3.5 million newly diagnosed hypertensive Canadians. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2013 Mar 2. pii: S0828-282X(13)00004-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.12.016. [Epub ahead of print]