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      <JournalTitle>African Journal of Health Economics</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 11 Issue 2</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>December 2022</Season>
      <ArticleType>Review &amp; Research</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Economic analysis of hypertension management in public hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria: evidence from secondary data analysis</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Theophilus Ehidiamen</FirstName>
          <FirstName>Kanayo Patrick</FirstName>
          <FirstName>Maduabuchi Romanus</FirstName>
      <Abstract>Background: The rising out-of-pocket expenditure on anti-hypertension medications is a huge economic concern for low-income patients. In resource-limited settings, healthcare providers require empirical evidence to support cost reduction without compromising treatment effectiveness. The study aims to conduct a comparative economic analysis of hypertension management in public hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study of randomly selected two hundred and fifty-five (N=255) hypertensive patients from two purposively selected public hospitals (n=145 in secondary and n=110 in tertiary) in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Stratification into 3 treatment groups was based on Eighth Joint National Convention guidelines. The perspective of the economic analysis was healthcare provider based and focused only on direct medical costs. Costs were computed from the prices of generic drugs prescribed per clinic visit. The outcome measure was the attainment of blood pressure below &lt; 140mmHg systolic and/or 90mmHg diastolic or</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Hypertension, Cost-Effectiveness, Public Hospitals, Pharmacoeconomics, Economic  Evaluation, Antihypertensive drugs</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ajhe.org.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14662&amp;title=Economic analysis of hypertension management in public hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria: evidence from secondary data analysis</Abstract>
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