Commentary: The challenge of prevention in China

McGhee, Sarah M.; Hedley, Anthony J.
February 2010
International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p254
Academic Journal
The authors comment on a study conducted by J. L. Tang and colleagues regarding the willingness of Chinese citizens to pay for anti-hypertensive drugs for the prevention of cardiovascular disease based on accepted blood pressure levels. The authors say that the study raises relevant questions related to the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in any population. They add that preventing cardiovascular disease in China requires more than the individual's willingness to pay for drug treatments but depends on how the effects of treatment are presented.


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