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Cost Efficiency of Preventative Interventions

Common currency used to compare interventions

QALY-Quality Adjusted Life Year

Long term-very significant

Short term-less significant

QALY<$40,000 comparable to other chronic interventions

Hemodialysis

HTN management

QALY<$20,000 considered highly effective strategies

QALY>$40,000 very expensive, difficult societal acceptance

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