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Engaging Patients to Optimize Medication Adherence Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:00

An NEJM Catalyst post dated March 29, 2017 examines the problem of medication non-adherence:

...for many Americans, taking their medications according to their health care provider's instructions is a challenge. About half of patients with chronic diseases don't take their medication as prescribed.

Medication non-adherence has important health consequences, ranging from decreased quality of life and poorly managed symptoms to death. But the implications of medication non-adherence extend beyond the individual; non-adherence is also associated with significant societal costs.
 
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