We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. Get the latest from thought leaders, including Christopher F. Koller, president of the Fund.
We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
S2 1987 (Volume 65)
February 1987 | Daniel D. Savage, Daniel L. McGee, Gerry Oster
Over the past two decades, national hypertension-control programs and policies have focused on early diagnosis and management. Measured by intermediate results-such as percentages of cases now taking medication-these efforts have been markedly successful, especially among black hypertensives. The ultimate measure of success-reduction in hypertension-associated disease and death-must address the one-third excess prevalent among blacks. Biologic and age-specific variables in diagnosis and treatment must be accommodated. Future gains in efficient use of resources and equity in outcome will require use of new technologies and models of targeting.
Author(s): Daniel D. Savage; Daniel L. McGee; Gerry Oster
Download the Article
Read on JSTOR
Volume 65, Issue S2 (pages 297–321)
Published in 1987
Health Policy: Gaps in Access, Delivery, and Utilization of the Pap Smear in the United States
Paying the Price: Medical Care, Minorities, and the Newly Competitive Health Care System
Get the Latest from the Milbank Memorial Fund