Unfavorable Outcomes For Hypertensive Medicaid Patients Raise Opportunities For Education

Medicaid recipients with high blood pressure living in the southeast, minorities, and low income individuals are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to data presented at the Seventeenth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

Investigators said their research confirms that patients in high-risk categories are not efficiently communicating with their healthcare providers, which leads to a reduction in favorable health outcomes.

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