Medical costs of patients with hypertension and/or diabetes: A 10-year follow-up study of National Health Insurance in Shiga, Japan

Koshi Nakamura, Tomonori Okamura, Hideyuki Kanda, Takehito Hayakawa, Akira Okayama, Hirotsugu Ueshima

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: A cohort study investigating medical costs associated with the combination of hypertension and diabetes was conducted. The participants included 4535 community-dwelling Japanese individuals, aged 40-69 years, who were classified into the following four categories: 'Neither hypertension nor diabetes', 'Hypertension alone', 'Diabetes alone' or 'Both hypertension and diabetes'. Medical costs per person per month were compared among the four categories. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Of the study population, 1.3% had both hypertension and diabetes. During the 10-year follow-up period, participants with both hypertension and diabetes incurred higher medical costs, as compared with those without hypertension, diabetes or their combination, even after adjustment for other confounding factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2305-2309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Japan
  • Medical costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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