Participants' comments highlighted the importance of developing and maintaining good patient/healthcare provider relationships and tailoring communication styles to the preferences of patients.
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Pharmacists can provide a tremendous amount of public good in the services they provide. Models exist for pharmacists to have positive effects on patient outcomes across a number of diseases, and we can learn from past efforts to improve our attempts in other disease states. Promoting adherence will continue to be among our primary callings, even as we expand our activities further into public health domains.
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Medication nonadherence remains an unresolved public health issue in the United States and is a significant source of morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare costs for patients with chronic disease states.
Studies assessing adherence to chronic medications have reported an average adherence rate of 50%.
Failure to adhere to prescribed medication regimens costs the US health care system more than $100 billion each year for otherwise avoidable hospitalizations.
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“Low adherence is a common problem in severe asthma, whether measured directly or self-reported,” the study authors wrote. “We report poor agreement between the two methods suggesting some disassociation between self-assessment of medication adherence and regular oral corticosteroid use, which suggests that each approach may provide complementary information in clinical practice.”
“Working with VA in hopes that our medication management solution will help Veterans and others with dementia, or complex medical conditions that require multiple medications is about improving lives on a very intimate level. It means that they can live longer independently. The hope is that the success of this pilot program will spread the use of our solution to other VA medical centers and beyond,” said Justin Daya, DayaMed CEO. “The DayaMed team is ready and proud to serve our Veterans.”
A study demonstrates how adherence can reduce hospitalization events.
Researchers wanted to understand how non-adherence to their DMTs would impact healthcare cost and utilization over a two-year period. The findings suggest for those women continuing their therapy throughout pregnancy, hospitalization costs and use were lower, compared to those who discontinued their therapy.
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Study results from the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicated that medication adherence by way of reminders on mobile devices for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and their caregivers may have validity.
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Nowadays, European citizens can obtain a great amount of information (online and offline) about any medicine. However, this information is in many cases unreliable and difficult to understand, encouraging medication nonadherence. As already published by the OECD, poor medication adherence leads to more than 200,000 premature deaths in Europe every year.
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Pharmacists pride themselves as being ranked consistently among the most trusted and accessible professionals in healthcare. According to a census reported by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 91% of Americans live within five miles of a community pharmacy. Pharmacists are committed to medication safety and effectiveness by dispensing accurate prescriptions and providing patients the education necessary to take their medications as prescribed and safely. Increasingly, pharmacies have expanded their roles outside just filing your prescriptions from your doctor.
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Although several previous cross-sectional studies have shown an association between low antihypertensive medication adherence and poor HRQOL, only a few data exist on the effect of low adherence on change in HRQOL over time in older adults. For this purpose, researchers evaluated the association of low antihypertensive medication adherence with the decline in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over 1 year.
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Adherence may be affected by how medications are prescribed—most patients with hypertension require more than one medication to control their BP. To overcome this, physicians can prescribe fixed-dose combinations.
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Patients have reported improved medication adherence when pharmacists manage their medications, identifying duplicate therapies, reducing adverse drug events, and optimizing outcomes. With accountable care becoming the cornerstone of health care delivery, programs involving pharmacists will become increasingly common. Increasing awareness of pharmacists’ roles in primary care may be the first step in overcoming barriers to integrating pharmacists in Accountable Care Organizations.
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An interesting article was written by Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D. about 3 Ways Technology Can Promote Medication Adherence by People with Diabetes. Diabetes is somewhat unique among the diseases of the 21st century, even though it’s been known for thousands of years. Although both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are potentially fatal, most patients can live a very long life with proper care, treatment and lifestyle changes. See what he said.
Industries tailor their digital offerings, health care providers could improve digital health efforts by delivering experiences that are more personalized and precisely tailored for each patient. We believe that behavioural phenotyping could make digital health solutions more personalized and effective. Learn more.
Public-health officials Sunday said the U.S. faces its most dangerous period for public health in decades, warning that Americans must act to help prevent a new wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical experts with the Trump administration and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team both warned against public complacency with the first vaccine on the way in the coming weeks and said Americans themselves must work to slow the virus.
The findings of this study suggest that there was an equal utilization of the three main approaches of regimen simplifications; fixed-dose combination, once-daily dosing and a combination of both. Overall, most of the regimen simplification strategies were found to be effective in improving medication adherence.
Check out the article from AT&T about our MedPod Medication Dispenser. AT&T* will provide wireless connectivity to the medPOD from DayaMed, a leader in medication adherence and patient-centered data solutions. Helping patients manage their drug therapy regimens, the portable and cellular connected medication dispenser also acts as a communication hub, allowing patients to contact their caregiver or pharmacists directly from the device. Learn more by clicking the link below.