Assessment of hypertension occurrence, management and outcomes in Canada

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Friday, February 4, 2011
Principal Investigator: 
University of Calgary (U of C)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

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.


Journal Publication

  • 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]

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