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February 15, 2019

Methods for Measuring Multiple Medication Adherence- A Systematic Review–Report of the ISPOR Medication Adherence and Persistence Special Interest Group

follow url A broad literature base exists for measuring medication adherence to monotherapeutic regimens, but publications are less extensive for measuring adherence to multiple medications. Read more here.

February 15, 2019

Improving medication adherence research reporting: ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guideline (EMERGE)

get link Medication non-adherence is a major public health issue and is associated with serious clinical and economic consequences. Because of its striking amplitude, medication adherence is a topic regularly addressed in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.14 Indeed, nurses as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams play a crucial role in medication adherence management in different healthcare settings. Nurses drive innovation in medication adherence management. Read more here.

February 15, 2019

Behaviour change: could it improve medication adherence?

accutane versus topical retinol Increases in the number of prescribed medications and regimen complexity are both correlated with lower levels of adherence to medication.1 As such, although a sustained, high level of medication adherence is essential to achieve optimal health outcomes, this can be a struggle for some patients. In the UK alone, the annual cost of non-adherence is thought to be in the region of £500 million, and in the European Union an estimated 200,000 people die every year as a result of not taking their medication as prescribed.2Read more here.