Availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines and the effect on blood pressure control in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study data

Attaei M. W. , Khatib R., McKee M., Lear S., Dagenais G., Igumbor E. U. , ...More

LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.2, no.9, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH


Background Hypertension is considered the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, but its control is poor worldwide. We aimed to assess the availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines, and the association with use of these medicines and blood pressure control in countries at varying levels of economic development.