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Table 2 Reducing costs on medical resources with the use of ABPM in 1000 hypertensive patients followed at the doctor’s office for 2 years, allowing the identification of WCH (prevalence of 38%)

From: Diagnostic value and cost-benefit analysis of 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in primary care in Portugal

1000 patients followed for 2 years Prevalence of HT to treat Cost of treatment in Euros (0,65 Euros/day) Doctor visits cost (41 Euros/visit) Biochemical analysis cost (14,42 euros/analysis) ABPM cost 65 Euros/ABPM Total cost (euros/2 years) ABPM saving strategy (euros/2 years)
Without ABPM 100% 474500 164000 57680 0 696180 0
With ABPM 62% 294190 132840 46721 65000 538751 157429
% ABPM saving strategy 22,6%