Tag: medication adherence

Global Experts Call for Robust Approaches to Measure Adherence to Complex Medication Regimens

No Current Standardized Method to Measure Multiple Medication Adherence   Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—February 12, 2019—Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of new research suggesting that there

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Paderborn, Germany – Using principles from behavioral economics to model patient decisions, innovative research published in Value in Health proposes a framework to understand the reasons for treatment non-persistence and predicts the point at which a patient will stop taking

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Beer-Sheva, Israel – Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Maccabi Healthcare Services, the second largest HMO in Israel, revealed that cost-related underuse of chronic pharmaceutical therapy is self-reported among approximately 10% of the chronically-ill patients. This phenomenon is strongly

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Drug Initiation: Major Issue In Long-Term Adherence To Medication Therapy

Gentofte, Denmark – Poor adherence to long-term medication therapy among patients with a chronic disease is well-known, but the nature of poor adherence over time, at a population level is not well established. Studies from clinical trials have shown that discontinuation is

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Insights For Helping Get First Medication Prescriptions Filled

Temple, TX, USA – There are many reasons why patients frequently do not take their medications, but we know relatively little about what affects starting treatment and getting first prescriptions filled. Since this crucial beginning period affects long-term adherence and outcomes,

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Education Proves More Effective Than Reminders At Improving Hypertension Patient Medication Adherence

London, ON, Canada – Sub-optimal medication adherence with hypertension medication is associated with uncontrolled blood pressure and an increasing economic burden. Researchers, clinicians, and policy makers continue to explore new ways of promoting antihypertensive medication adherence, however, there is little consensus

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Patient’s Needs For Medication Adherence Are Still Unclear

Karachi, Pakistan – Medication non-adherence is a global issue. Physicians are deemed responsible for assessing medication non-adherence, however, other health professionals, such as pharmacists may also be involved. Unfortunately, neither the health professionals nor the patients they are assessing are taking

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